Investigators Searching West Seattle Woods After Man Reports Finding Bones (UPDATED)

SPD detectives and crime scene investigators are searching a greenbelt in the 9800 block of Myers Way S. after a man found bones in the woods Thursday evening and contacted police.

Police secured the scene Thursday night and began searching the site this morning.

Detectives still don’t know if the bones are human or animal, and whether this is a homicide or natural death.

We’ll update this post as we get more information.

Update @ 12:25 pm: Detectives have found evidence in the woods linking the remains to a missing suicidal man. Detectives do not believe this is a homicide.

The case will now be turned over to the King County Medical Examiner’s office.