Death Section

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

Burien Police remove dead body from The Heights at Burien Thursday

The Burien Police Department removed a deceased body from building #5 at The Heights at Burien apartment complex Thursday afternoon, Jan. 28. Police said that “no crime is involved in this death... [Read more]

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

Detectives need help identifying deceased woman found off Vashon Island

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to identify a woman whose body was found in Puget Sound near Vashon Island on Friday afternoon, Jan. 15. Police say that just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #34 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Victim of fatal shooting in Burien identified as Highline High School student

Victim of fatal shooting in Burien identified as Highline High School student

Sadly, on Monday, Jan. 11, the victim of Friday’s fatal shooting at the Heights in Burien apartment complex was identified by Highline Public Schools as Alberto Zavala, a student at Highline High... [Read more]

Suspect convicted for 1st Degree Murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

Suspect convicted for 1st Degree Murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

A jury returned a verdict on Tuesday, Dec. 8, finding Shane Chamberlain guilty of Murder in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement and Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Local Attorney Michael Ditchik passes away; Memorial Sunday

OBITUARY: Local Attorney Michael Ditchik passes away; Memorial Sunday

Michael Ditchik was born in Freeport, NY on March 31, 1962. He died on November 24, 2015. Mike attended the Wharton School at Penn, received his BA from SUNY Binghamton and his JD from Boston University.... [Read more]

PODCAST: SeaTac fire displaces 3 families; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: SeaTac fire displaces 3 families; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #27 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to murdering ex-wife at park-and-ride in Kent

Burien man pleads ‘Guilty’ to murdering ex-wife at park-and-ride in Kent

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that a 42-year-old Burien man pled ‘Guilty’ on Tuesday (Nov. 3) to Murder in the Second Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement for the... [Read more]

Victim of Monday’s fatal motorcycle crash identified as Crissa White

Victim of Monday’s fatal motorcycle crash identified as Crissa White

Photos from Crissa White’s Facebook page. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the female victim of Monday night’s tragic, fatal, head-on motorcycle accident in... [Read more]

26-year old woman on motorcycle killed in head-on collision Monday night

26-year old woman on motorcycle killed in head-on collision Monday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a female passenger on a motorcycle was killed in a head-on collision with a vehicle in the 14300 block of 1st Ave South…

Burien woman charged in DUI fatality crash in White Center

Burien woman charged in DUI fatality crash in White Center

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that arraignment was held recently for a 50-year-old Burien woman who is charged with Vehicular Homicide for allegedly driving under the influence... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglary suspect dies in SeaTac; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Burglary suspect dies in SeaTac; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #24 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Memorial for Kenney Bui will be Fri. & Sat.; online fundraiser set

Memorial for Kenney Bui will be Fri. & Sat.; online fundraiser set

Buddhist memorial rites will be held this Friday and Saturday for Kenney Bui, the TEC/Evergreen High School senior who died Monday as the result of head injuries suffered during a football game... [Read more]

UPDATE: Evergreen football player passes away; vigil held Monday night

UPDATE: Evergreen football player passes away; vigil held Monday night

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Tragic, heart-breaking news out of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this afternoon (Monday, Oct. 5) – Evergreen High School football player Kenney Bui... [Read more]

Longtime resident Margie Gibb has passed away

Longtime resident Margie Gibb has passed away

Longtime resident Margie Gibb passed away suddenly last Friday night, Aug. 28. “Margie was one of the founding board members of Discover Burien, a regular volunteer at our Farmers Market, and we... [Read more]

Windstorm kills 10-year old Burien girl in Federal Way Saturday

Windstorm kills 10-year old Burien girl in Federal Way Saturday

A 10-year old Burien girl – Samara J. Iereneo – was tragically killed during Saturday’s windstorm while playing outside at a friend’s home in Federal Way. Samara was playing with other children... [Read more]

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney killed in motorcycle accident

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney killed in motorcycle accident

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident in California on Monday, Aug. 17. Irish was well-known to the White Center/Burien-area as an avid Harley rider, accountant... [Read more]

Victim of high-speed crash on Ambaum identified as Benjamin Joseph Smith, 26

Victim of high-speed crash on Ambaum identified as Benjamin Joseph Smith, 26

Photo of Benjamin J. Smith from Gofundme page. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of the fatal Aug. 14 car crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW as Benjamin Joseph Smith, 26, of Auburn. The... [Read more]

Police seek help finding truck that may be related to body found in SeaTac park

Police seek help finding truck that may be related to body found in SeaTac park

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday (Aug. 16) that they are seeking the public’s help finding a pickup truck that may be related to the body... [Read more]

Body found in SeaTac park Saturday morning

Body found in SeaTac park Saturday morning

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the body of a probable homicide victim was found near Sunset Field, located near S. 138 and 16th Ave S. (map below)... [Read more]

True-crime Writer Ann Rule has passed away

True-crime Writer Ann Rule has passed away

Former Burien/Normandy Park-based true-crime writer Ann Rule died at age 83 at Highline Medical Center on Sunday evening (July 26), The Associated Press reported Monday. Her most famous book was a profile... [Read more]

Pedestrian hit, killed by car near SW 128th & Ambaum Saturday night

Pedestrian hit, killed by car near SW 128th & Ambaum Saturday night

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car near SW 128th and Ambaum Blvd. SW on Saturday night (July 18) around 10:30 p.m., according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.   Police say that a Hispanic... [Read more]

PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

PODCAST: White Center shooting victim ID’d; Burien tire thief escapes & more

Here’s episode #11 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Good samaritan who was shot and killed in White Center Tuesday identified

Good samaritan who was shot and killed in White Center Tuesday identified

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Edward “Eddie” E. Grant, 51 The good samaritan who was tragically shot and killed in White Center Tuesday morning (July 14) has been identified by... [Read more]

Linda Dougherty, long active in Burien Arts Association, passes away

Linda Dougherty, long active in Burien Arts Association, passes away

The Burien Arts Association is sad to report the death of long-time Burien Arts board member Linda Dougherty on July 7. “Linda was an active member of Burien Arts since its early days, served more than... [Read more]

51-year old Man shot, killed in White Center after trying to break up robbery

51-year old Man shot, killed in White Center after trying to break up robbery

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 51-year-old man was fatally shot in White Center early Tuesday morning (July 14), after apparently... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Body of Burien man found in Renton identified as Jamar Bovan

FOLLOWUP: Body of Burien man found in Renton identified as Jamar Bovan

The male victim whose body was found June 29 in a van in Renton has been identified as Jamar Bovan, 39, of Burien, according to King County Medical Examiners Office. Bovan had been shot “multiple times”... [Read more]