Death Section

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

Man shot, killed by police in Burien June 13 was holding a pen, not a knife

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim of the June 13 officer involved shooting in Burien as Tommy Le, 20, and revealed that he was armed with a pen, not a knife as originally... [Read more]

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Man shot in head, killed outside cafe/bar in White Center early Sunday morning

Around 1:43 a.m. Sunday morning (May 7), police responded to a report of a shooting at the Taradise Cafe – located at 9808 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below) – to find a man dead in the street... [Read more]

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Man shot, killed near AM/PM Market on Ambaum early Wednesday morning

Photos by Aaron Wells http://www.aaronwellsphotography.com Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (April 12), a shooting was reported at the AM/PM Mini Market on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th Street... [Read more]

Former State Senator King Lysen has passed away; memorial will be Mar. 23

Former State Senator King Lysen has passed away; memorial will be Mar. 23

Former State Senator King Lysen – a beloved husband, father and grandfather – passed away on March 15th at his Burien home. Born March 10th, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN, King was the eldest of four children... [Read more]

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Donovan Spann, 18 – a senior at Burien’s New Start High School – was tragically killed in an accidental shooting on Friday night, March 10, Highline Public Schools announced Monday. Another... [Read more]

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away; memorial March 10

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away; memorial March 10

Janet Garrott Grella: October 2, 1949 – February 23, 2017 Janet and her husband Michael. On a scooter in Italy. We’re incredibly sad to report that Janet Garrott Grella – South King Media’s... [Read more]

Family offering $10,000 for information about Burien murder of Timothy Hovey

Family offering $10,000 for information about Burien murder of Timothy Hovey

Family members of murder victim Timothy Hovey (pictured above) are offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to an arrest and conviction of a suspect in his homicide, which took place in... [Read more]

Woman killed in hit & run in Burien Friday night identified as April Fait, 73

Woman killed in hit & run in Burien Friday night identified as April Fait, 73

The woman killed by a hit and run driver – who is still at large – outside the Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night, Feb. 24, has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s... [Read more]

Memorial for Allyson Meredith Stone will be at St. Bernadette this Sunday, Feb. 19

Memorial for Allyson Meredith Stone will be at St. Bernadette this Sunday, Feb. 19

Allyson Meredith Stone – daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, friend and inspiration to many – passed away Monday February 6th after 22 days in the Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding suspect SUV wanted in fatal hit & run

Police seeking public’s help finding suspect SUV wanted in fatal hit & run

Conlan Anderson King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run that killed a pedestrian in Burien this weekend. The suspect vehicle... [Read more]

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

Fatal hit & run kills pedestrian in Burien Saturday morning; police seeking help

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a hit & run killed a pedestrian in the 12600 block of 1st Ave South (map below) near Puget Sound Park around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post El Dorado West’s FREE Screening & Discussion of ‘Speaking of Dying’ is Feb. 8

El Dorado West’s FREE Screening & Discussion of ‘Speaking of Dying’ is Feb. 8

From Advertiser El Dorado West: ORGANIZING YOUR AFFAIRS A FREE Screening & Discussion of the film ‘Speaking of Dying’ will be held at the Burien Community Center on Wednesday, Feb. 8,... [Read more]

Burien legend Dean Parkins has passed away

Burien legend Dean Parkins has passed away

Sadly, Burien legend Dean “Dean-O” Parkins passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 1, 2017. Many old-timers in Burien may have known Dean, as he was a founding member of Discover Burien in 2002,... [Read more]

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Illustration based on Aaron Wells photo of altered Burien graffiti. By Jack Mayne Graffiti and not drugs were the cause of the fatal shooting of an 18-year old man in a dark alley area behind the Alturas... [Read more]

Burien shooting victim identified

Burien shooting victim identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday (Jan. 4) identified the victim of Tuesday night’s deadly shooting as Manuel A. Ortiz-Ornelas, 18, of Burien. He died of multiple gunshot... [Read more]

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

A man in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. Police say that just before 6 p.m., officers responded... [Read more]

Burien woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

Burien woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

A Burien woman was killed after her truck was struck by a suspected drunk driver Thursday night on the West Valley Highway in Tukwila, police said. Tukwila deputies responded to an accident report near... [Read more]

Grace Church offering ‘Surviving the Holidays’ grief program on Nov. 13

Grace Church offering ‘Surviving the Holidays’ grief program on Nov. 13

Dreading the holidays because of the death of a loved one? Grace Church (10323 -28th Ave SW) is presenting a Surviving the Holidays program on Nov. 13, 2016 in the church foyer from 2 – 4 p.m. There... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Patti Hoffmann Means

OBITUARY: Patti Hoffmann Means

Patti Hoffmann Means passed away in her Maltby-area home on October 8, 2016. She was raised in the Seahurst neighborhood of Burien, graduated in 1980 from Kennedy High School, and is the sister of Burien... [Read more]

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

Burien man sentenced to 63 years for fatal 2014 shooting at Kent gas station

The King County Prosecutor’s Office reports that Leland Russell Jr., of Burien, was sentenced Friday (Oct. 14) to 63 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two employees of a gas station in Kent... [Read more]

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

Woman found dead in car in Burien Monday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 9 a.m. Monday morning (Oct. 10) they received a call from the 300 block of SW 144 Street (map below) in Burien for a welfare check. Police... [Read more]

Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away

Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away

Photo by Scott Schaefer. Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away, according to a Facebook post. Keene was elected to city council Position 6 in November 2007. She retired in 2010 and... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Sunday morning shooting kills 27-year old man in Burien

FOLLOWUP: Sunday morning shooting kills 27-year old man in Burien

FOLLOWUP: Early Sunday morning (Sept. 4) around 4:30 a.m., police responded to the area of S. 128 Street and 21st Ave S. (map below) for a report of shots being fired. (Previously we reported that the... [Read more]

Man who shot, killed hatchet-wielding attacker in Burien will not face charges

Man who shot, killed hatchet-wielding attacker in Burien will not face charges

A gun-carrying man who shot and killed a hatchet-wielding attacker at a Burien 7-11 in March will not face charges, the King County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday, Sept. 1. As we previously... [Read more]