Death Section

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]

UPDATE: Victim of Sunday shooting in Burien has died

UPDATE: Victim of Sunday shooting in Burien has died

UPDATE: The victim of a shooting in Burien that happened on Sunday, March 18 has died, police said Tuesday afternoon. Police say that on Sunday morning just after 1 a.m., a motorist was driving on 1st... [Read more]

Grace Church offering GriefShare recovery support group

Grace Church offering GriefShare recovery support group

Grace Church will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one by death. The group meets on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. – Noon. You can start at any session. There... [Read more]

OBIT: Alan Bestor Phillips, 98; memorial will be Saturday, Feb. 17

OBIT: Alan Bestor Phillips, 98; memorial will be Saturday, Feb. 17

Alan Bestor Phillips 8/9/1919 – 2/4/2018 Al was preceded in death by Ilmi Salmi, his beloved wife of 68 years. Loving father of Jeanne Marie Anglin (Don) and Susan Phillips Hamm (Bob); grandfather... [Read more]

Man killed when vehicle crashes into tree near SR 509 Tuesday morning

Man killed when vehicle crashes into tree near SR 509 Tuesday morning

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a 42-year old man was killed when his vehicle veered off the roadway at SR 509 to Myers Way (map below), then struck a tree. The victim was identified as Felix... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help finding hit & run driver

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help finding hit & run driver

The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help finding the hit and run driver who killed a man on SR 518 in Burien early Friday morning. WSP says that at approximately 1:47 a.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Man who drowned off Seahurst identified; more details released

FOLLOWUP: Man who drowned off Seahurst identified; more details released

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday (Jan. 22) released the identity of the man who tragically drowned off Burien’s Three Tree Point/Seahurst Park as Tyler Ingraham, 27. The... [Read more]

Man arrested after human remains found in Tukwila Thursday

Man arrested after human remains found in Tukwila Thursday

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: Detectives with the Tukwila Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) are investigating the discovery of human remains found Thursday, Jan. 11 by a resident in... [Read more]

UPDATE: Victim in fatal August truck rollover was not driving at the time

UPDATE: Victim in fatal August truck rollover was not driving at the time

As many of our Readers may recall, in late August we reported about a tragic truck rollover on the southbound/S. 188th Street exit of SR 509 that resulted in a fatality. The Washington State Patrol at... [Read more]

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

Man arrested in connection to death of 2-year old boy in SeaTac Sunday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Police arrested a 24-year old man Wednesday night (Dec. 6) in connection to the death of a 2-year old boy in SeaTac last Sunday. Police say that on Sunday, Dec. 3,... [Read more]

Man hit, killed by car on 1st Ave South Wednesday night

Man hit, killed by car on 1st Ave South Wednesday night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that at around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday night (Nov. 22) in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South (map below), a pedestrian... [Read more]

UPDATE: Arrest made in Friday’s fatal shooting of Burien man in White Center

UPDATE: Arrest made in Friday’s fatal shooting of Burien man in White Center

From our sister site The White Center Blog: King County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 27-year old Burien man that took place near SW 96th Street and 15th... [Read more]

Burien CARES seeking others who have had bad experiences with pet groomer

Burien CARES seeking others who have had bad experiences with pet groomer

As we recently reported, a Burien pet grooming facility is alleged to have been responsible for the strangulation and subsequent death of a dog named ‘Yoshi.’ Now, Burien CARES Animal Control... [Read more]

Puppy dies after alleged strangulation at Burien animal grooming facility

Puppy dies after alleged strangulation at Burien animal grooming facility

By Jack Mayne A family has reported to Burien CARES that their silky terrier puppy had to be euthanized on Oct. 14, after being groomed at Pretty Paws at 123 SW 158th Street in Burien. Burien resident... [Read more]

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Former Highline Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Matheson has passed away

Dr. Kent D. “Matt” Matheson, former Highline Public Schools Superintendent, passed away recently, the district announced…

Burien man arrested for homicide after fight leads to another man’s death

Burien man arrested for homicide after fight leads to another man’s death

A Burien man was arrested and booked into jail after a physical fight on Sunday, Sept. 24 lead to another man’s death. The King County Sheriff’s Office says that just before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday,... [Read more]

Man on skateboard killed after being hit by car in Burien Saturday morning

Man on skateboard killed after being hit by car in Burien Saturday morning

Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, a man in his 30s riding a skateboard was killed after he rode directly into the path of a car. Police... [Read more]

Classes for Family Caregivers starting soon

Classes for Family Caregivers starting soon

Classes for Family Caregivers starting soon Are you or someone you know a caregiver?  According to statistics, 80% of all caregiving for adults is done by unpaid family and friends!   Informal caregivers,... [Read more]

Rollover crash on SR 509 exit to S. 188th Street kills man

Rollover crash on SR 509 exit to S. 188th Street kills man

On Tuesday afternoon just after 3 p.m., a semi-truck lost control on the S. 188th Street exit of SR 509 (map below), rolled into a ditch and killed the driver passenger. The Washington State Patrol said... [Read more]