Detectives Arrest Murder Suspect at Western State Hospital

A man drove to Western State Hospital on Sunday, confessed to murder and asked to be committed.

Lakewood Police responded to Western State Hospital and contacted the 29-year-old man. He told officers that he killed his 24-year-old girlfriend and that her body was still in his parked car.

Officers quickly confirmed the man’s claim; the murder victim was in the car as he had said. Officers arrested the man and called for Lakewood Police detectives.

Upon questioning, the man told detectives that he had murdered his girlfriend in North Seattle.

Lakewood detectives called in Seattle Police Homicide to assist in the investigation. Seattle Police detectives responded to Western State, confirmed that the murder occurred in Seattle and took over the investigation.

Seattle Police detectives booked the man into King County Jail for Investigation of Homicide.

Detectives are continuing their work and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Seattle Police Homicide detectives at 206 684-5550.