On September 23rd, homicide detectives arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the recent Roxhill Park murder. The individual was identified through information that was developed during the course of the investigation. The man is a resident of Pacific and was arrested in Pacific. He was transported to the Homicide Office and later booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Murder.
UPDATE: Police say they’ve arrested someone in this case. More coming.
We’ve got a few more details on one of last week’s homicides in West Seattle.
A report released this week says a woman walking her dog in the park found a man—who we’re told was a Native American man in his 40s—laying at the intersection of several park pathways, and called police around 7:30am.
Police found that the man had sustained “significant trauma”—we’re told the man was beaten, and we’ve also heard he may have been stabbed—and was surrounded by “a large amount of debris…including beer cans, a shopping cart and personal items.”
When officers checked the man for a pulse, they found that the man’s body was already cold.
Police initially detained two people near the park, but SPD tells us they believe the people are witnesses and not suspects.