Detectives are investigating the demise of a lady inside Cal Anderson Park as a home violence murder as negotiators and SWAT officers have been making an attempt to get an individual of curiosity into custody after he barricaded himself inside a small constructing within the park. Hours later the male was positioned deceased contained in the constructing.
At roughly eight:00 PM Wednesday officers responded to the north east portion of the park to help the Seattle Hearth Division as they have been performing CPR on an unresponsive feminine. Regardless of their efforts, the lady was declared deceased. Detectives have been known as to the scene and decided that it was a murder.
At roughly the identical time, officers obtained studies of a person who had damaged into the Pump Home on the west facet of the park. After talking with witnesses, officers decided that the person and the lady had a home relationship and had been staying in a makeshift shelter within the park earlier within the evening.
Officers tried to coax the person out however he barricaded himself contained in the constructing. Negotiators tried to determine a dialogue with him and ultimately SWAT was known as out to the scene.
Detectives responded to the crime scene to start their investigation. The Medical Examiner additionally responded and can decide the trigger and method of demise.
SWAT officers used a wide range of instruments and methods to get the person to give up peacefully. He refused to come back out of the constructing.
At roughly 12:30 AM, SWAT entered the constructing and positioned the person unresponsive inside on the backside of a 10 foot tank, which contained roughly 50 gallons of 12 % bleach answer. The person was declared deceased on the scene. Seattle Hearth responded again to the scene with a HAZMAT crew to evaluate the scene and help the Medical Examiner with the physique restoration. The restoration was processed and documented by Crime Scene Investigators and Drive Investigation Crew detectives. The Medical Examiner will decide the trigger and method of demise.
This stays an lively and on-going investigation. Anybody with data on this incident is requested to contact the Seattle Police Division Violent Crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000.