The Morning Blotter: Man Beaten and Set on Fire In South Seattle

A man found on a South Seattle street earlier this week by a passer-by was bleeding, badly beaten, and had been set on fire, according to a police report.

Officers were called to the 53rd Ave S and S Henderson St around 11:45pm on August 16th after a passer-by found the victim laying at the entrance of a trail.

The report says the man was bleeding from the face, had injuries to his ribs and his hair had been set on fire.

The man was very intoxicated and incoherent, according to the report, and could not provide police with information about what had happened to him.

The report says a Metro bus driver in the area told officers he had seen a juvenile male hiding in some bushes near Henderson and Seward Park Ave, but officers weren’t able to locate the boy, and it’s not clear whether he was actually connected with the incident.