King County Prosecutor Requests Re-Trial In Murder Case Of Burien Man


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The King County Prosecutor’s Office announced that it is requesting a re-trial in the case of Myron C. Wynn, whose trial on charges of Murder First Degree ended in a hung jury last month.

Wynn is accused of murdering Bob Wykel in February, 1996. Wykel has never been found, and his abandoned 1989 Mercedes Benz was discovered in a Burien Park and Ride in March, of 1996.

The second trial is scheduled for Feb. 28 at the King County Courthouse.

Robert J. Wykel

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, Wykel was a dealer of vintage and exotic cars at the time of his disappearance. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance.

Here’s more info on the case from the prosecutor’s office:

  • Mr. Wykel was reported missing by a friend on March 13, 1996 because he had not been seen or heard from since February 21, 1996.
  • Mr. Wykel was known to travel via public transit to inspect or purchase vehicles and was known to carry large quantities of cash on him.
  • Anyone who may have seen Robert Wykel may remember him by the immense jewelry he wore, but specifically by the abnormally large diamond ring he wore.
  • Wynn’s ex-girlfriend received a necklace from him as a gift in 1996, the same year Wykel disappeared. The necklace has an unusual diamond. Wynn told her he found the gem at a bus stop in Burien, the same place where Wykel’s car was found abandoned, court documents said. When the two broke up, Wynn took back the diamond and sold it to his aunt. Investigators recovered the stone from Wynn’s aunt and had it appraised at $5,000. Records say that it had several chips and abrasions, similar to Wykel’s diamond.
  • Mr. Wykel’s 1989 Mercedes Benz was discovered in a Burien Park N’ Ride on March 11, 1996.

The King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is still seeking info on Wykel, so if you know anything you’re asked to call (206) 296-7530 [King County Sheriff’s Office Case #96-082826].

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