Death Section

Man found shot dead in White Center early Wednesday morning

Man found shot dead in White Center early Wednesday morning

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 51-year old man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the 10400 block of 15th Ave SW in White Center... [Read more]

29-year old man found dead in car near AMPM Market in Burien New Year’s Day

29-year old man found dead in car near AMPM Market in Burien New Year’s Day

A 29-year old man was found deceased in his vehicle near the AMPM Market located at SW 136th Street & Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien (map below) on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019). Several... [Read more]

SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Saturday

SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Saturday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The City of SeaTac is mourning the loss of newly appointed City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto... [Read more]

OBIT: Longtime Burien resident Gary William Low has passed away

OBIT: Longtime Burien resident Gary William Low has passed away

Gary William Low 1949 – 2018 Gary William Low, 69, passed away unexpectedly while enjoying his lifelong hobby at Auburn Golf Course on November 16, 2018. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. Gary... [Read more]

OBIT: Longtime Burien businessman Jim Hughes has passed; memorial Dec. 22

OBIT: Longtime Burien businessman Jim Hughes has passed; memorial Dec. 22

James (Jim) Richard Hughes 1948 ~ 2018 Jim Hughes, 70, of Burien, WA passed away on November 21, 2018 from cardiac arrest. Jim was born in Chicago on June 7, 1948 to Richard and Jean (Wirtz) Hughes. The... [Read more]

OBIT: Elizabeth Martin Williams, 83; memorial will be Thursday, Nov. 8

OBIT: Elizabeth Martin Williams, 83; memorial will be Thursday, Nov. 8

Elizabeth Williams, 1935 – 2018 Elizabeth Martin Williams, age 83, passed away peacefully September 20, 2018 due to Pulmonary Fibrosis, a chronic and progressive lung disease. She was born August 10,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Dia de los Muertos is FRIDAY at the Burien Community Center

REMINDER: Dia de los Muertos is FRIDAY at the Burien Community Center

REMINDER: Burien’s fantástico, annual Day of the Dead Celebration – Dia de los Muertos – will be held this FRIDAY, Nov 2, 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Ven... [Read more]

Motorcyclist killed on SR 509 in Burien Monday

Motorcyclist killed on SR 509 in Burien Monday

UPDATE: The time first mentioned in this post has been revised to 1 a.m.: A 22-year old male motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle accident on SR 509 in Burien at around 1 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. The... [Read more]

Four killed in single-vehicle crash on SR 518 in Tukwila early Sunday morning

Four killed in single-vehicle crash on SR 518 in Tukwila early Sunday morning

Four people were killed early Sunday morning (Oct. 7) when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a concrete bridge pillar where SR 518 goes under I-5 in Tukwila. The Washington State Patrol says... [Read more]

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

By Jack Mayne Burien’s police chief says his force and the King County Sheriff’s Office are working to make certain that the stray bullet death of a respected 51-year old worker in a chiropractic office... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Love one another’

LETTER: ‘Love one another’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, As The B-Town Blog is a voice... [Read more]

UPDATE: Two teen gang members arrested in connection with tragic shooting

UPDATE: Two teen gang members arrested in connection with tragic shooting

The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that two suspects – both teenage gang members – have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that tragically took the life of... [Read more]

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: Shooting kills woman working at Burien chiropractic office Wed.

BREAKING: A 51-year old woman was killed by a stray bullet in a shooting near SW 152nd Street and 1st Ave South in Burien Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2018. Police say that the 51-year-old female victim... [Read more]

Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

Sheriff deputies ‘justified’ in shooting death of Tommy Le, according to report

By Jack Mayne The shooting death last year of Tommy Le – a 20-year-old Vietnamese man who was wielding a pen and not a knife – was ruled to have been justified and within King County Sheriff’s office... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

The 14-year old boy who was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday night (Aug. 14) in Burien has been identified by the Tukwila School District as Onjeray ‘OJ’ Devereaux. ‘OJ’ attended... [Read more]