Death Section

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

YouTuber/Diver/Photographer Drew Collins made a fantastic video underwater off Burien’s Three Tree Point recently, showing a mother Octopus – the “real Octo-Mom” – off the north beach,... [Read more]

Burien man charged with Vehicular Homicide in fatal motorcycle collision

Burien man charged with Vehicular Homicide in fatal motorcycle collision

Anthony N. Rudison, 62, of Burien, has been charged with Vehicular Homicide and Reckless Endangerment for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and colliding with – and killing – a motorcyclist... [Read more]

‘Celebration of Life’  for 18-year old Joey Minar will be held this Friday

‘Celebration of Life’ for 18-year old Joey Minar will be held this Friday

A “Celebration of Life” for Joseph “Joey” Daniel Minar (pictured above, right) – who passed away suddenly March 29 at the age of 18 – will be held this Friday, April 4, starting at... [Read more]

UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in fatal head-on motorcycle crash in Burien Tuesday

UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in fatal head-on motorcycle crash in Burien Tuesday

UPDATE 4/2/14: The motorcyclist who was killed in Tuesday night’s head-on collision in the 400 block of SW 156th Street was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Lee A.... [Read more]

King County Medical Examiner identifies Burien boy shot in White Center

King County Medical Examiner identifies Burien boy shot in White Center

On Monday (March 24), the King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 17-year old boy killed in a White Center shooting last week as Ruben Castillo, Jr. of Burien (read our previous coverage... [Read more]

Burien teen shot and killed in White Center Wednesday night

Burien teen shot and killed in White Center Wednesday night

A 17-year old Burien teen was shot and killed Wednesday night (March 19) in White Center. Police responded to the North Highline Fire Station in the 1200 block of SW 112th Street last night just after... [Read more]

Grace Church hosting 13-week GriefShare Support Group starting Feb. 22

Grace Church hosting 13-week GriefShare Support Group starting Feb. 22

Grace Church will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one by death. “You are free to start at anytime and it does not matter how long ago the death occurred,” reads an announcement…

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Murder and assault charges were filed Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 28) against Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, who is accused of the fatal shooting of a 96-year-old man in his home on Saturday in Normandy Park…

UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in Saturday’s fatal Normandy Park shooting

UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in Saturday’s fatal Normandy Park shooting

On Saturday (Jan. 25) afternoon just before 3 p.m., Normandy Park Police responded to a report of a shooting and found a deceased male in the 18500 block of Normandy Terrace SW…

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Christopher Wittman, 24, of Tukwila, was charged Wednesday (Jan. 15) with ‘Vehicular Homicide’ after one of the victims in the Dec. 18 SR-509 collision died last week (read our previous coverage... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-Hiles; memorial will be Saturday

OBITUARY: Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-Hiles; memorial will be Saturday

Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-HilesMay 31, 1930 – December 17, 2013 Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-Hiles passed away peacefully while holding hands with her loving daughter Linda Colleen Ellis-Puckett... [Read more]

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

One of the critically-injured victims of the Dec. 18 five-car collision on SR-509 in Burien has died from her injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol (read our previous coverage here). The woman... [Read more]

Family of Burien car crash victim trying to raise funds to pay for funeral

Family of Burien car crash victim trying to raise funds to pay for funeral

Jackie Hartman-Sani has set up an online fundraiser website to help pay for funeral expenses for her nephew James Valle (pictured above), who was killed in a DUI-related car accident on New Year’s... [Read more]

Burien man convicted in 2010 Halloween shooting death in Kent

Burien man convicted in 2010 Halloween shooting death in Kent

A jury has convicted Jorge L. Lizarraga, 23, of Burien, in the shooting death of Devin Topps, 18, at a Halloween party in Kent in 2010. The jury returned its verdict Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 17), finding... [Read more]

Man shot and killed in White Center Wednesday morning

Man shot and killed in White Center Wednesday morning

King County Sheriff’s Officers have been searching for two suspects after a deadly shooting in White Center Wednesday morning (Nov. 27) around 2:15 a.m. Deputies arrived at the scene – near SW... [Read more]

Dreading the holidays because of the loss of a loved one? Grace Church can help

Dreading the holidays because of the loss of a loved one? Grace Church can help

Dreading the holidays because of the loss of a loved one? Come to the Surviving the Holidays event at Grace Church on Nov. 17 at 2:00 p.m. The church is located at 10323 28th Avenue SW. This is an arm... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Milo Locklear, 31; Candlelight Vigil will be Tuesday night

OBITUARY: Milo Locklear, 31; Candlelight Vigil will be Tuesday night

Some sad news from local musician Sandra Locklear – her son Milo Klym Forman Locklear, 31, has passed away. Milo attended Highline High School and graduated from Mt. Rainier High School in 2000 with... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Jesse Lee (Horn) St George (1926 – 2013)

OBITUARY: Jesse Lee (Horn) St George (1926 – 2013)

Jessie Lee Horn was born on April 4, 1926 to Frank and Effie Horn of Moorcroft, Wyoming. When she was very young, the family moved to Yakima, WA, where she grew up on S. 5th Avenue and graduated from... [Read more]

Stabbing victim’s brother arrested for SeaTac slaying

Stabbing victim’s brother arrested for SeaTac slaying

Our sister site The SeaTac Blog is reporting that King County Sheriff detectives on Tuesday (Aug. 27) arrested a 21-year old man in connection with the stabbing death of his 24-year old sister at a SeaTac... [Read more]

Grace Church’s 13-week GriefShare Recovery Support Group starts Sept. 7

Grace Church’s 13-week GriefShare Recovery Support Group starts Sept. 7

Burien’s Grace Church will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one by death, beginning Sept. 7. “You are free to start at anytime and it does not... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Duane Quande, owner of Burien City Garage, has passed away

OBITUARY: Duane Quande, owner of Burien City Garage, has passed away

Duane Quande, 70, longtime owner of Burien City Garage, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his Burien home on Aug. 17, after a courageous battle with TTR amyloidosis. Duane, born May... [Read more]

Memorial Service for Jacques Gordon & Renee Parent set for Friday night

Memorial Service for Jacques Gordon & Renee Parent set for Friday night

A memorial service for Jacques Gordon, 21, and Renee Parent, 54, is set for this Friday night, July 19 at 7 p.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Normandy Park. The service will be immediately followed... [Read more]

REPORT: Burien Woman, Son killed in ‘horrific’ Oregon car crash

REPORT: Burien Woman, Son killed in ‘horrific’ Oregon car crash

Photo of deadly crash scene courtesy KOMO News. KOMO News is reporting that two people killed in a horrific crash in central Oregon have been identified as Renee M. Parent, 54, and her son Jacques R. Gordon,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Deceased woman found in Seahurst Tuesday identified as 64-year old

UPDATE: Deceased woman found in Seahurst Tuesday identified as 64-year old

UPDATE 7/12/13: The elderly woman who was found deceased under a tree on Tuesday has been identified as a 64-year old Burien resident. Her identity has not yet been released, nor has the cause of death. PREVIOUSLY: The... [Read more]

Kennedy High grad Patrick Witowski passed away Sunday at Gorge music fest

Kennedy High grad Patrick Witowski passed away Sunday at Gorge music fest

Patrick Witowski, 2009 graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School, passed away Sunday after becoming sick at the Paradiso Festival being held at the Gorge Amphitheater. A final cause of death is still pending,... [Read more]

OBITUARY: A. Noel Nelson, 82, former Highline School District Principal

OBITUARY: A. Noel Nelson, 82, former Highline School District Principal

A. Noel Nelson passed away peacefully May 28, 2013 in Burien at the age of 82. A lifelong Seattleite, Noel was the fifth and youngest child of Oscar and Violet Nelson. He was born in Seattle on Christmas... [Read more]