Death Section

LETTER: ‘I’m deeply saddened to hear about the death of my long-time colleague’

LETTER: ‘I’m deeply saddened to hear about the death of my long-time colleague’

[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:] I’m deeply saddened to hear about the... [Read more]

OBIT: Local Journalist Ralph Nichols has passed away; Memorial will be May 13

OBIT: Local Journalist Ralph Nichols has passed away; Memorial will be May 13

Ralph Nichols at The B-Town Blog’s booth at the Burien Farmers Market. We are very saddened to report that longtime local Journalist Ralph Nichols – who reported for South King Media and also served... [Read more]

The 27-year old man shot and killed in Burien Tuesday has been identified

The 27-year old man shot and killed in Burien Tuesday has been identified

On Wednesday, April 10, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man who was shot and killed in Tuesday morning’s murder in the 15300 block of 4th Ave SW in downtown Burien... [Read more]

Man found dead from gunshot wounds in downtown Burien early Tuesday

Man found dead from gunshot wounds in downtown Burien early Tuesday

A 27-year-old man was found dead from gunshot wounds near SW 153rd and 4th Ave SW in downtown Burien (map below) early Tuesday morning, April 9. Police say that just after midnight, Burien officers were... [Read more]

Celebration of Life for John Bridges will be at Angelo’s on Saturday, April 13

Celebration of Life for John Bridges will be at Angelo’s on Saturday, April 13

Please join Shirlene Stewart, her family and friends for a Celebration of Life for John Bridges, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. John passed away March 7, 2019. The Memorial/Celebration of Life will be... [Read more]

UPDATE: It’s been a year since Elizabeth Juarez & Eveona Cortez were killed

UPDATE: It’s been a year since Elizabeth Juarez & Eveona Cortez were killed

The families of Elizabeth Juarez and Eveona Cortez are in our thoughts today as we mark the one-year anniversary of their senseless deaths. It was one year ago today – Mar. 28, 2018 – that the two... [Read more]

Man found dead in Porta Potty at Burien Skate Park Wednesday morning

Man found dead in Porta Potty at Burien Skate Park Wednesday morning

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched Wednesday morning, Mar. 20 at 8:44 a.m. to a call of a male that was found unresponsive in a Porta Potty at the Burien Skate Park. Deputies... [Read more]

Longtime resident Ed Dacy has passed; memorial will be this Wednesday, Mar. 13

Longtime resident Ed Dacy has passed; memorial will be this Wednesday, Mar. 13

UPDATE: The memorial for Ed Dacy will be at 11 a.m. – NOT 10 a.m. – this Wednesday, Mar. 13 at St. Bernadette’s Church. Longtime resident and community activist Ed Dacy, 66, passed away on Feb.... [Read more]

UPDATE: Three Tree Point sea lion wasn’t shot; cause of death unknown

UPDATE: Three Tree Point sea lion wasn’t shot; cause of death unknown

UPDATE Feb. 28, 2019: Remember the body of the dead sea lion that washed up on the north beach of Burien’s Three Tree Point around Feb. 18? Experts at Highline’s MaST Center and NOAA Fisheries... [Read more]

It’s been 2 years since April Fait was killed in hit & run; $5,000 reward for info

It’s been 2 years since April Fait was killed in hit & run; $5,000 reward for info

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound will pay $5,000.00 cash for any information that leads to the arrest and charge of the suspect(s) responsible for the tragic Feb. 24, 2017 Hit & Run death of APRIL FAIT. Friends... [Read more]

GriefShare group meets Monday nights at Boulevard Park Church

GriefShare group meets Monday nights at Boulevard Park Church

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life, and they hold meetings on Monday nights at Boulevard Park Church. “We know it hurts, and we want... [Read more]

Dead marine mammal found on beach at Three Tree Point Monday

Dead marine mammal found on beach at Three Tree Point Monday

A dead marine mammal was found on the north beach of Burien’s Three Tree Point Monday morning, Feb. 18. It’s unknown yet what type of mammal this is, but it’s most likely a sea lion or... [Read more]

REPORT: Suspect who shot, killed man at Puget Sound Park charged

REPORT: Suspect who shot, killed man at Puget Sound Park charged

The Seattle Times is reporting that a suspect has been charged for the “random shooting” on Feb. 12 at Puget Sound Park that killed 22-year old Edwin Espinoza Lopez: King County prosecutors... [Read more]

UPDATE: 22-year old man shot, killed by 23-year old in Burien Tuesday night

UPDATE: 22-year old man shot, killed by 23-year old in Burien Tuesday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man was shot and killed in Puget Sound Park in the 12800 block of 1st Ave South (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Feb. 12 at around 9:30 p.m. When... [Read more]

Grace Church’s GriefShare recovery support group starts Saturday, Feb. 23

Grace Church’s GriefShare recovery support group starts Saturday, Feb. 23

Grace Church will be hosting a GriefShare recovery support group for anyone who has lost a loved one by death, starting Saturday, Feb. 23. Classes will run thru May 18, 2019. The classes are on Saturday... [Read more]

UPDATE: Fatal fire in Burien Tuesday night caused by ‘smoking material’

UPDATE: Fatal fire in Burien Tuesday night caused by ‘smoking material’

This post was updated on Jan. 23, 2019 with new information from the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department: Photo courtesy Red Cross UPDATE: Firefighters from throughout south King County responded to a... [Read more]

Man found shot dead in White Center early Wednesday morning

Man found shot dead in White Center early Wednesday morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 51-year old man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the 10400 block of 15th Ave SW in White Center... [Read more]

29-year old man found dead in car near AMPM Market in Burien New Year’s Day

29-year old man found dead in car near AMPM Market in Burien New Year’s Day

A 29-year old man was found deceased in his vehicle near the AMPM Market located at SW 136th Street & Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien (map below) on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019). Several... [Read more]

SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Saturday

SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Saturday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The City of SeaTac is mourning the loss of newly appointed City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto... [Read more]