Death Section

Fatal crash at Ambaum & SW 154th in Burien Friday evening; DUI suspected

Fatal crash at Ambaum & SW 154th in Burien Friday evening; DUI suspected

Friday evening (Nov. 21) just after 5 p.m., there was a terrible, fatal 2-car crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 154th Street, according to the Burien Police Department. The crash happened in front of –... [Read more]

Burien man accused in death of infant charged; bail set at $1 million

Burien man accused in death of infant charged; bail set at $1 million

Arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 26 for a 27-year-old man who is accused of the fatal beating of his 8-month-old daughter last week in Burien. The defendant, Ahmed Ibrahim, was charged last Thursday with... [Read more]

Burien man arrested after 8-month old daughter found dead in apartment

Burien man arrested after 8-month old daughter found dead in apartment

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 27-year old Burien man was arrested Wednesday (Nov. 12) for investigation of murder after his 8-month old daughter was found dead in the family’s... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

WATERLAND BLOG: Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

A man was shot and killed on in the 20100 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday morning just before 10 a.m. (Nov. 12), according to the Des Moines Police Department. Police say that an altercation... [Read more]

Jury convicts Burien man in fatal shooting of unarmed cab driver in Aug. 2012

Jury convicts Burien man in fatal shooting of unarmed cab driver in Aug. 2012

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that a jury has convicted a 49-year-old Burien man in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a home in Burien on August 28, 2012. The jury convicted... [Read more]

Grace Church seminar on surviving holidays after death of loved one is Nov. 9

Grace Church seminar on surviving holidays after death of loved one is Nov. 9

Dreading the holidays because of the death of a loved one? Burien’s Grace Church will host a one-time seminar on “Surviving the Holidays” on Nov. 9 from 2 – 4 p.m. at 10323 –... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying female victim possibly killed in Burien

Police seeking public’s help identifying female victim possibly killed in Burien

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are looking for any information on an unidentified female who may have been the victim of a homicide sometime since March of this year. Detectives... [Read more]

Inquest ordered into death of Burien man in August shootout with police

Inquest ordered into death of Burien man in August shootout with police

Tyrone Bandy The King County Executive’s Office announced Tuesday (Oct. 7) that they will be conducting an inquest into the fatal shooting of Tyrone Bandy, 45, at his Burien home on Aug. 10. As... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Longtime business owner & resident Donald William Jensen, 90

OBITUARY: Longtime business owner & resident Donald William Jensen, 90

Longtime Burien business owner and resident, Donald William Jensen, 90, passed away at home on September 11, 2014 with his family by his side. Don was born in Cabo, Montana to Godthard and Myrtle Jensen... [Read more]

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Leland Russell Jr., a 29-year-old Burien man, was charged Monday with two counts of Murder in the First Degree with Firearm Enhancements for last Wednesday’s double homicide at a gas station in Kent. The... [Read more]

Grace Church hosting GriefShare recovery support group starting Sept. 6

Grace Church hosting GriefShare recovery support group starting Sept. 6

Burien’s Grace Church will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those that have lost a loved one by death, beginning Sept. 6. The group meets on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. –... [Read more]

Burien man killed in shootout Sunday night identified

Burien man killed in shootout Sunday night identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who was killed after a shootout with police in Burien Sunday night…

Police shoot, kill man barricaded in Gregory Heights house Sunday night

Police shoot, kill man barricaded in Gregory Heights house Sunday night

Late Sunday night (Aug. 10), police shot and killed a man who had barricaded himself inside his home after a domestic violence call in Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood. The man – whose identity... [Read more]

Body found in Tub Lake Thursday night

Body found in Tub Lake Thursday night

A body was found in Tub Lake in SeaTac Thursday night, Aug. 7, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. “A body was found,” Sgt. DB Gates told our sister site The SeaTac Blog, “…it... [Read more]

Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to stabbing his wife to death July 20

Burien man pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to stabbing his wife to death July 20

Telesforo Hernandez-Roa, 41, plead ‘Not Guilty’ Monday (Aug. 4) to a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his wife Ruth Castillo-Yanez in Kent, the King County Prosecutor’s... [Read more]

Local Celebration of Life for Walt Gary is scheduled for August 2

Local Celebration of Life for Walt Gary is scheduled for August 2

Walt Gary and wife Lesley Edwards at their 2009 wedding. A local memorial service will be held on Aug. 2 for Walt Gary, who grew up in Burien, but spent his professional career in the Midwest and on the... [Read more]

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

Public’s help sought in SeaTac homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a homicide that was discovered on Friday, June 27 in the city of SeaTac. The victim is Mr. Robert O. Benson (pictured above), a 100-year old... [Read more]

Longtime Burien resident Carol Selander has passed away

Longtime Burien resident Carol Selander has passed away

From an email received Thursday, June 26 from Steve Browning: As her next door neighbor, I wanted to let your readers know that longtime Burien resident, Carol Selander, passed away quietly earlier today... [Read more]

Vigil held for Burien resident Benjamin Dressler, 15, killed in plane crash

Vigil held for Burien resident Benjamin Dressler, 15, killed in plane crash

Burien resident Benjamin Dressler, 15, and his 69-year-old grandfather Richard Munger died Sunday in a plane crash off the Oregon coast. Ben was a student at Aviation High in Tukwila, where he was just... [Read more]

Jerry Robinson, Publisher of the Highline Times, has passed away

Jerry Robinson, Publisher of the Highline Times, has passed away

According to a post on the West Seattle Herald website, Highline Times Publisher Jerry Robinson passed away on Monday, May 26. Robinson, who was born in 1920, was 94…

Memorial Mass for Sister Rose Marie Dillman will be at JFK on Wed., May 21

Memorial Mass for Sister Rose Marie Dillman will be at JFK on Wed., May 21

A Memorial Mass for Sister Rose Marie Dillman will be held at the Kennedy Catholic High School Chapel starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21. Sr. Rose Marie Dillman – who spent nearly three decades... [Read more]

UPDATE: Rollover accident kills 28-year old man in Burien

UPDATE: Rollover accident kills 28-year old man in Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that at about 12:35 a.m. on Thursday (May 8), a 28-year old Seattle man died from injuries sustained during a collision at SW 130th Street and 2 Ave SW in Burien. Police... [Read more]

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]