• Human remains found in container in Tukwila

    By: Graham Johnson


    TUKWILA, Wash. - On a walkway at the Pyramid Pointe Apartments in Tukwila, a man named Rich pointed to small black markings, likely made by police.

    "It was right about here," Rich said, who asked that his last name not be used.

    Rich said he saw a black, shiny, upright container in the spot Wednesday night and didn't think much of it.

    Then Thursday, he said a person who lives in the building opened the container, found body parts and called police.

    Tukwila police are confirming very little about this case, other than to say they did arrest a suspect for homicide and booked him into jail.


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    On Friday, police guarded an apartment at a neighboring building in the same complex, just uphill from where the remains were found.

    Investigators from the Washington State Patrol crime lab were also at the apartment.

    Police have not released any information about the circumstances of the killing, or the connection between the suspect and the victim.

    But they do say they don't believe it was a random crime.

    Neighbors were hoping for more answers about what happened.

    "It's scary, you don't know what's going on," said neighbor Demetrius Speed-Carter.

    More details are expected Saturday after a bail hearing for the suspect.

    The King County Medical Examiner has not yet released the name of the victim.

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