Bags of human remains found on Seattle beach in June *ARREST*

Bags with human remains discovered along Seattle shore

Bags full of human remains were discovered along the shoreline in Seattle, police said Friday night.

The discovery included "several bags," and at least one was in the water, the Seattle Police Department said in a statement.

Officers responded to a park along Elliott Bay, on a point across from the city's main waterfront and Pike Place Market, after someone reported a "suspicious bag on the beach," the department said.

Detectives responded after officers determined the contents to be remains, police said.

Identities of the dead or the number of bodies possibly involved was unknown.


Seattle police investigate human remains found in bags

Bags of human remains were found near the waterfront in Seattle on Friday afternoon, police report in a statement.

The Seattle Police Department responded to a call about a suspicious bag found on a beach in the West Seattle area, the statement said.

Affiliate KOMO said the initial call reported a foul odor coming from the bag.

Another bag was found in the water.

Police discovered the bags' contents and began an investigation.
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"There was a police boat and an inflatable boat and they had a hook and they took black plastic bags out," Steven Buty, who lives near the beach, told KOMO. "I saw them take two bags."

According to KOMO's report, it is unknown whether the bags were put on the beach and then carried out by the tide, or if they were initially in the water and began to wash up on shore.


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Police continue to investigate after 'several bags' of human remains found at West Seattle beach

Harbor Patrol is assisting Seattle police with the investigation. No further information about the remains was released on Saturday.

The remains were taken to the King County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause and manner of death. On Saturday, the medical examiner's office said they had no new information to release.
 

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Apparently this was found by some teens who were making videos on TikTok. They joked that there might be money inside. Opened it, and called the police.

Pics of the bags/luggage under the spoiler. Not "graphic" per se, just some may find it disturbing.

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Police identify human remains found in bags off West Seattle

Seattle Police homicide detectives have identified the remains of two individuals found inside bags earlier this month at the Duwamish Head in West Seattle.

The remains have been identified as a 27-year-old male and a 36-year-old female.

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


Human remains washed up near Alki Beach ID'd as 27-year-old man, 36-year-old woman

Police said although it's an active homicide investigation, they don't believe the case is linked to any open investigations in the Puget Sound region.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office said their names will be released this week.

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

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Police identify human remains found in bags off West Seattle

Seattle Police homicide detectives have identified the remains of two individuals found inside bags earlier this month at the Duwamish Head in West Seattle.

The remains have been identified as a 27-year-old male and a 36-year-old female.

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


Human remains washed up near Alki Beach ID'd as 27-year-old man, 36-year-old woman

Police said although it's an active homicide investigation, they don't believe the case is linked to any open investigations in the Puget Sound region.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office said their names will be released this week.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department’s Violent Crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000.
Well, one thing is clear, a man and a woman did not stuff their own remains into suitcases. I was trying to think if I could think of any recent missing couples cases, if indeed it is even a couple. It will be interesting to know the facts. They identified them rapidly enough that they must have been listed as missing I would think.
 

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The bodies have been identified 35-year-old Jessica Lewis, who died on June 16 from multiple gunshot wounds. The second body has been identified as 27-year-old Austin Wenner, who died on June 16 from a gunshot wound of the torso.

Both of the deaths have been ruled as homicides.

Seattle detectives previously said they do not believe this case is connected to any other investigations in the Puget Sound area.

A Facebook search shows Wenner was from Kent and Lewis was from Federal Way, were in a relationship in 2015.

The investigation remains active. There are no suspects in custody.


Autopsy: Remains of man, woman found in West Seattle had been shot

The King County Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday released more information about the deaths of two people who were slain last month before their remains were found stuffed inside bags earlier this month at the Duwamish Head in West Seattle.

Authorities identified one of the bodies as Jessica Lewis, 35, and said she was killed in Seattle on June 16 after being shot several times, according to autopsy results.

Investigators said Austin Wenner, 27, was slain the same day as Lewis, and he died from a gunshot to his torso.

But police have not yet publicly identified a motive for the killings or provided any information about a suspect.
 

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“Somebody knows something.” Family of murdered couple found in suitcase asking for answers, justice

Gina Jaschke says her family can hardly bear the thought of what happened to her loving niece, 35-year-old Jessica Lewis, who was a mother of four, and her longtime 27-year-old boyfriend, Austin Wenner, whom everyone knew as Cash.

The remains of both Lewis and Wenner were found when teens discovered a packed suitcase washed up on the rocky shores of Alki Beach on June 19, and called 911. The teens were in the process of creating a video for TikTok, which has been viewed around the world.

The King County Medical Examiner determined that both Lewis and Wenner had been shot days before their remains were found.


FBI profilers told KIRO-7 whoever put the remains in bags could have been attempting to make a statement.

"If they're trying to send a message, what are they saying? That they're animals? That's the only message that you've gotten out to anybody!"

"What I can do is keep this alive in everybody's mind," she said. "Somebody knows something. Somebody saw something, they might be scared to say anything. You know what? The smart one of the bunch is going to go and turn themselves in. Because no jury is going to have any sympathy for any of them."

Jaschke said the families--and four children-- left behind deserve answers and justice.

“I want somebody to pay for what they’ve done,” she said, “And if it brings any kind of solace to my family, I’ll do it. Because they’re just devastated.”


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Man arrested after bodies found in suitcases on West Seattle beach in June

62-year-old man was arrested and booked into King County Jail Wednesday in connection to the murder of two people whose remains were found in bags on a West Seattle beach in June.

A judge found probable cause for two counts of first-degree murder and set bail at $5 million. The suspect is not being publicly named yet since he is not formally charged.

Court documents indicate the suspect and victims knew each other and got into a dispute over money.
 

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Seattle Police Arrest Man After Human Remains Found On Alki Beach

According to probable cause documents filed Thursday, detectives learned through interviews with friends and family members that the pair had been last seen at a home on Ambaum Boulevard South in Burien. Police learned the house belonged to Michael Dudley.

Officers served a search warrant at the home on Wednesday and took Dudley into custody for questioning.

According to court filings, Dudley told police the victims were "staying with him during the COVID quarantine period," and had been unable to pay their $1,500 monthly rent. Police said he admitted to having arguments with them and having a handgun but denied knowing how the victims died.

At the house, crime scene detectives said they found bullet holes, spent rounds and blood inside the room where the were staying.

Police interviewed a neighbor who said they called 911 on June 9 after hearing gunfire inside the house and hearing a man yell "please don't do this, just let me leave." Prosecutors said Burien police officers went to the home that night but did not get a response when they knocked on the door.

A witness told investigators she went to the house the same night and saw the outline of a person under a pile of clothes with an injured arm protruding. According to the court filing, the woman told detectives Dudley then asked her to leave his house so he could "clean up his mess."

In an interview with detectives, Dudley denied knowing whose blood was found in the room and could not explain the bullets or bullet holes in the room. Police said it was also obvious the room had been recently painted and cleaned.

Following the interview, Dudley was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of homicide. On Thursday, the judge set bail at $5 million, and a charging decision is expected Monday.
 

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Seattle Police Arrest Man After Human Remains Found On Alki Beach

According to probable cause documents filed Thursday, detectives learned through interviews with friends and family members that the pair had been last seen at a home on Ambaum Boulevard South in Burien. Police learned the house belonged to Michael Dudley.

Officers served a search warrant at the home on Wednesday and took Dudley into custody for questioning.

According to court filings, Dudley told police the victims were "staying with him during the COVID quarantine period," and had been unable to pay their $1,500 monthly rent. Police said he admitted to having arguments with them and having a handgun but denied knowing how the victims died.

At the house, crime scene detectives said they found bullet holes, spent rounds and blood inside the room where the were staying.

Police interviewed a neighbor who said they called 911 on June 9 after hearing gunfire inside the house and hearing a man yell "please don't do this, just let me leave." Prosecutors said Burien police officers went to the home that night but did not get a response when they knocked on the door.

A witness told investigators she went to the house the same night and saw the outline of a person under a pile of clothes with an injured arm protruding. According to the court filing, the woman told detectives Dudley then asked her to leave his house so he could "clean up his mess."

In an interview with detectives, Dudley denied knowing whose blood was found in the room and could not explain the bullets or bullet holes in the room. Police said it was also obvious the room had been recently painted and cleaned.

Following the interview, Dudley was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of homicide. On Thursday, the judge set bail at $5 million, and a charging decision is expected Monday.

Covid and then some youths found suitcases with the dead people by radonauting... Fact apparently.
 

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