Auburn police discover lots of blood, but no body

by: Chris Legeros Updated:

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AUBURN, Wash. —

Barricades kept drivers off Peasley Canyon Road Thursday, as state and local police investigated a bloody crime scene.

A Homeland Security officer spotted a dark SUV parked along the road Wednesday afternoon with someone burning something just off the road.

“That person got into a car and took off,” said Auburn Police Commander Mike Hirman. The fire turned out to be pieces of flooring, clothing and a towel soaked in blood.

Hirman said, “It’s just covered with blood, and so that leads us of course to believe that something happened whether it was a homicide or a serious assault.” The blood will go through a DNA analysis and be compared with data bases of known criminals.

Hirman said there has been no report of a missing person in this area so far. “We don’t know who died, if they did. We don’t know who the victim is here,” he said.

KIRO 7 received a Facebook post from an eyewitness who was driving along Peasley Canyon Wednesday. She said the suspect was driving a dark green Chevy Suburban.

Her description of the suspect was similar to one released by the Auburn Police Department. He’s a possibly mixed race man, in his late 20s to early 30s.

He’s between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches, with a thin build with short brown hair.