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UPDATE: Detectives Arrest Suspect Following Investigation of Human Remains Found in West Seattle

UPDATE 8/20/20: Suspect Arrested

A 62-year-old man is in custody for the murder of two people after their remains were located in West Seattle in June. On Wednesday afternoon, detectives arrested the suspect at a residence in Burien. He was interviewed and then booked into the King County Jail.

This remains and active and on-going investigation.

UPDATE 6/30/20:

Seattle Police homicide detectives, working closely with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, have identified the remains of two individuals found inside bags last week at Duwamish Head in West Seattle.

Detectives have identified a 27-year-old male and a 36-year-old female.

Detectives do not believe this case is connected to any other investigations in the Puget Sound area.

This remains an active homicide investigation. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department’s Violent Crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000.

Original Post 6/19/20:

Detectives are currently investigating after several bags containing human remains were located near the water in the 1100 block of Alki Avenue SW this afternoon.

Police responded after receiving a call of a suspicious bag on the beach. Another bag was located in the water. Once the contents were determined to be remains, detectives responded to begin their investigation.

Harbor Patrol is assisting on the call, and detectives will work closely with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as the investigation proceeds. This remains an active and on-going investigation.