Body found in Graham home identified as Lakewood man

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TACOMA, Wash. - The body found in a vacant home in Graham has been identified as Dean Barker, 51, of Lakewood, the Pierce County Medical Examiner's office said on Monday.

 

The M.E. ruled the death a homicide.  There was no immediate word on how Barker was slain.

 

A neighbor spotted the body on Saturday and called 911, the sheriff's office said.

 

Ed Troyer of the sheriff's office said over the weekend that the man had been bound and was dumped at the home overnight.

 

Neighbors told investigators they saw two men in a green SUV slow down near the home after midnight Saturday.