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Detectives Investigating After Body Found in Stolen Car

Update 12/10/21: This is now being investigated as a homicide. The victim has been identified as a 24-year-old man.

Original: Detectives are investigating after a body was found in a stolen car parked in the Lakewood neighborhood of South Seattle on Thursday.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., a Parking Enforcement Officer located a stolen vehicle parked in the 3900 block of 48th Avenue South. When SPD officers responded to recover the vehicle, they discovered a deceased person inside the car.

Homicide Detectives responded to begin a death investigation, which is standard protocol in the case of a suspicious or ambiguous death.

The Medical Examiner’s office will take custody of the body and will determine the cause of death.