Charles Newman II identifies man whose body was found in Burien
Charles Newman II Death – The identity of a man whose body was discovered in Burien on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 in the 600 block of SW 151st Street (map below) has been revealed to be that of Charles Newman II, who was 49 years old. This information was given by the King County Medical Examiners Office. According to the officials, Newman had been stabbed in the chest before he passed away. This is being investigated as a possible homicide.
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According to what we had previously reported, on Tuesday morning, deputies responded to an area about a block away from the Precinct 4 Police Station near the Post Office, where they located the victim, who was found to be deceased. As authorities worked to collect evidence, they cordoned off the area surrounding the crime scene, which included the bustling post office in the heart of downtown Burien. Detectives with the KCSO’s Major Crimes Division are looking into the death. This information was verified by the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the case has been assigned the number #C23001081. There has been no further information provided at this time.
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In connection with the murder of two people, whose bodies were discovered in bags on a West Seattle beach in June, a 62-year-old man was apprehended and lodged in the King County Jail on Wednesday. Michael Dudley, a resident of Burien, has been named as the suspect. Dudley’s bail was set at $5 million by the judge after two counts of first-degree murder were determined to have reasonable cause. According to court records, Dudley was the victims’ landlord, and the two had an argument over rent payments.
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The suitcase that had washed up at Duwamish Head in June was captured on camera by a group of adolescents participating in a scavenger hunt. While filming for a TikTok post, they unzipped it and discovered plastic bags. At the time, detectives stated that they did not think the deaths had anything to do with any other local Puget Sound investigations.
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