Death Section

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

By Jack Mayne Burien’s police chief says his force and the King County Sheriff’s Office are working to make certain that the stray bullet death of a respected 51-year old worker in a chiropractic office... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Love one another’

LETTER: ‘Love one another’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, As The B-Town Blog is a voice... [Read more]

UPDATE: Two teen gang members arrested in connection with tragic shooting

UPDATE: Two teen gang members arrested in connection with tragic shooting

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that two suspects – both teenage gang members – have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that tragically took the life of... [Read more]

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: A 51-year old woman was killed by a stray bullet in a shooting near SW 152nd Street and 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2018. Police say that the 51-year-old female victim... [Read more]

Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

By Jack Mayne The shooting death last year of Tommy Le – a 20-year-old Vietnamese man who was wielding a pen and not a knife – was ruled to have been justified and within King County Sheriff’s office... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

The 14-year old boy who was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday night (Aug. 14) in Burien has been identified by the Tukwila School District as Onjeray ‘OJ’ Devereaux. ‘OJ’ attended... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound released the following statement about the tragic Horizon Air incident that started at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night, Aug. 10, and resulted in the death of grounds crew member Richard... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Antonia Lee Stegin ‘Toni’

OBITUARY: Antonia Lee Stegin ‘Toni’

OBITUARY: Antonia Lee Stegin “Toni” Celebration of Life on Sunday, August 26, 2018 @ 1:00pm Des Moines Yacht Club, 22737 Marine View Drive South, Des Moines, WA 98198 Antonia Lee Stegin – otherwise... [Read more]

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

Walter Lynn Edmiston In the presence of his loving wife and family members, Walter Edmiston died peacefully on July 20, 2018, following complications from surgery and a fight against cancer that stretched... [Read more]

OBIT: My beloved Mom – Marilyn Jean Schaefer – passed away July 18, 2018

OBIT: My beloved Mom – Marilyn Jean Schaefer – passed away July 18, 2018

By Scott Schaefer (with help from his sisters) Founder/Publisher My beloved Mom – Marilyn Jean (nee Martin) Schaefer – a longtime West Seattle resident, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2018 at... [Read more]

Kent Police Officer killed early Sunday morning

Kent Police Officer killed early Sunday morning

From our sister site ILoveKent.net: Early Sunday morning (July 22), a Kent Police Officer was killed when another deputy’s car struck him during a pursuit near Reith Rd and Kent Des Moines Rd. Police... [Read more]

High-speed, single car crash kills 17-year old near South Park late Thursday night

High-speed, single car crash kills 17-year old near South Park late Thursday night

A high-speed single-car collision on northbound SR 99 near South Park late Thursday night (July 5) killed a 17-year old and knocked a huge overhead sign onto the highway. Washington State Patrol Troopers... [Read more]

OBIT: Accountant, Scout Master Edward Ray Wright, 72; Memorial is Aug. 9

OBIT: Accountant, Scout Master Edward Ray Wright, 72; Memorial is Aug. 9

Edward Ray Wright, 72, Burien, passed away on June 17th, 2018, at Valley Medical Center. He had struggled with multiple health issues for several months. Ed was born in Centralia, WA on June 8th, 1946... [Read more]

Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

A 45-year old male from Bellevue was found deceased on Monday, June 25 at around 7:10 p.m. at the Burien Transit Center. Police say the exact cause of death is unknown, but that there’s “nothing... [Read more]

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

On Wednesday (June 20), a 26-year old suspect was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the recent murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac. Police allege that the suspect robbed and killed the clerk at... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding the murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac on Friday night, June 15. Police say that at approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday, the... [Read more]

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole has passed; memorial is July 1

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole has passed; memorial is July 1

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole lost his battle with cancer on May 29, 2018. Born 03/15/1947, Ken graduated from Cleveland High School in 1965. He enlisted in the Army in 1967 and went to Vietnam... [Read more]

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A 19-year old man was shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night, June 1. Police say that shortly after 9 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 14700 block... [Read more]

Marlaina Lieberg has passed away; memorial is Tuesday at St. Francis

Marlaina Lieberg has passed away; memorial is Tuesday at St. Francis

Marlaina Lieberg 1949 – 2018 Donna Veno Age 69 Marlaina Lieberg, beloved wife, sister and friend passed away in the early hours of May 11, 2018. She was born on October 2nd, 1949 in Boston and travelled... [Read more]

20-year old man shot in SeaTac early Saturday has died

20-year old man shot in SeaTac early Saturday has died

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: UPDATE May 6, 2018: Sadly, a 20-year old male victim has died from his injuries suffered in a shooting early Saturday in SeaTac. The man passed away at Harborview... [Read more]

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Story & Photo by Aaron Wells Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta marched Monday afternoon (April 23) with the family and friends of Elizabeth Juarez, 13, one of two girls killed in a shooting on March 28. The... [Read more]

King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies 1 of 2 shooting victims

King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies 1 of 2 shooting victims

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified one of the two victims of Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in Burien as Eveona Cortez, 19. Eveona died from multiple gunshot... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

Late Wednesday night (March 28, 2018), two young women were tragically killed in a gang-related shooting in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW (read our previous coverage here). “Our thoughts are with... [Read more]

Police believe fatal shooting of 2 teenage girls in Burien Wed. night gang related

Police believe fatal shooting of 2 teenage girls in Burien Wed. night gang related

Two teenage girls were shot and killed in a parking lot at/near the Alturas apartment complex on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 137th Street in Burien (map below) Wednesday night, March 28. Police say that Wednesday... [Read more]