Death Section

High-speed, single car crash kills 17-year old near South Park late Thursday night

High-speed, single car crash kills 17-year old near South Park late Thursday night

A high-speed single-car collision on northbound SR 99 near South Park late Thursday night (July 5) killed a 17-year old and knocked a huge overhead sign onto the highway. Washington State Patrol Troopers... [Read more]

OBIT: Accountant, Scout Master Edward Ray Wright, 72; Memorial is Aug. 9

OBIT: Accountant, Scout Master Edward Ray Wright, 72; Memorial is Aug. 9

Edward Ray Wright, 72, Burien, passed away on June 17th, 2018, at Valley Medical Center. He had struggled with multiple health issues for several months. Ed was born in Centralia, WA on June 8th, 1946... [Read more]

Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

Man found dead at Burien Transit Center Monday night

A 45-year old male from Bellevue was found deceased on Monday, June 25 at around 7:10 p.m. at the Burien Transit Center. Police say the exact cause of death is unknown, but that there’s “nothing... [Read more]

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

SeaTac motel murder suspect arrested, now in-custody in Ohio

On Wednesday (June 20), a 26-year old suspect was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the recent murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac. Police allege that the suspect robbed and killed the clerk at... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

Police seeking public’s help regarding motel clerk murder in SeaTac

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding the murder of a motel clerk in SeaTac on Friday night, June 15. Police say that at approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday, the... [Read more]

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole has passed; memorial is July 1

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole has passed; memorial is July 1

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole lost his battle with cancer on May 29, 2018. Born 03/15/1947, Ken graduated from Cleveland High School in 1965. He enlisted in the Army in 1967 and went to Vietnam... [Read more]

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

Teen shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: A 19-year old man was shot and killed in SeaTac Friday night, June 1. Police say that shortly after 9 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 14700 block... [Read more]

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]