• Body found in Puyallup believed to be man connected to bloody debris


    PUYALLUP, Wash. - Pierce County deputies believe they have found the body of a man whose blood was found on a pile of debris burning along a road in Auburn last month.

    On Aug. 13, Auburn police were called after a man was seen fleeing in a black Ford SUV after leaving a burning pile of debris near Peasley Canyon Road.

    Detectives said the debris, that included clothing, carpet, carpet padding and vinyl flooring, had a large amount of human blood on it, indicating a murder had occurred.

     Late last month, the Washington State Patrol crime lab identified the blood on the abandoned debris as belonging to 30-year-old Brandon Zomalt.

     On Monday, Pierce County deputies were called to a home at 13008 Military Road East in Puyallup for a welfare check. 

     A badly decomposed body was found inside, deputies said.

    Though official identification has not been made, authorities believed the body found is that of Zomalt.

     Police said no suspects have been identified in the homicide.

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