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Two Found Dead Along the Duwamish – UPDATED

UPDATE –¬†Around 4 p.m. a pedestrian discovered the body of an adult female in the 7100 block of 1st Avenue S. This is directly underneath Highway 99. The woman suffered injuries similar to the first victim. Homicide and Crime Scene Investigation detectives are on scene. Detectives are looking into the possibility of a connection between the two victims.

Following up on leads from earlier this morning, detectives served a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of S Southern Street. Detectives have arrested an adult man and are investigating his possible involvement in both of these murders.

ORIGINAL POST – A man out for a morning walk along the Duwamish waterway made a grisly discovery: a body lying on the ground with severe head trauma. The man quickly called 911 and summoned police officers and medics.

Police and Fire personnel received the call around 6:30 a.m. and responded to the area of 8 Avenue S and S Portland Street. Seattle Fire medics proclaimed the victim, an adult man, deceased. Homicide and Crime Scene Investigation detectives responded and began to carefully search for any evidence or clues that might offer insight as to what transpired. Detectives believe that the victim was assaulted somewhere else, brought to the Duwamish waterway bank, and left there.

Detectives canvassed the surrounding neighborhood searching for witnesses. This effort proved fruitful. Some area residents reported seeing a suspicious car in the neighborhood after midnight.

Detectives will be working hard to follow up on any leads that will help solve this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Seattle Police Homicide Office at (206) 684-5550.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.