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The King County Medical Examiner's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying cold cases of unidentified remains. Anyone with information on these case is requested to call the King County Medical Examiner's Office at 206-731-3232, ext. 1.

If you know someone who has gone missing, report them. Once a missing person is in our system, we can use familial DNA to help make connections to any unidentified remains brought into our office.

Case #22-3792

  • Skeletal remains found October 10, 2022, inside a tent within a homeless encampment in the 1900 block of 11th Ave S., Seattle
  • Adult, presumably white biologically male, but may have identified as female based on clothing and belongings
  • Short-to-medium length brown hair but were wearing a long blond wig at the time of their death
  • Age: estimated between 45 and 60
  • Height: between 5'5" and 6'
  • Healed injuries to the ribs, pelvis, and feet, possibly as the result of an accident during life
  • Found wearing a black bra and fishnet stockings with dark-colored shorts, a light-colored top with birds, floral designs, and a heart-shaped lock printed on it, paired with a dark-colored outer shirt, a dark-colored hoodie, black high-heeled boots, and a makeshift leopard-print belt

Case #19-0101

  • Found January 12, 2019 in the 700 block of 1st Street, Kirkland
  • Adult, mixed race female
  • Age: 30-60 years old
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 149 lbs.
  • She has an old caesarean section scar
  • At the time of death, she was wearing an unnamed medical facility bracelet bearing the name "DOE, JO", with an admission date of 1/10/19

Case #18-0185

  • Found December 23, 2017 and January 22, 2018 washed up on a beach below the Magnolia neighborhood, Seattle
  • Adult, white male
  • Age: 30-60 years old
  • Height: 5'11" (estimated)
  • Wearing dark Adidas underwear and black Air Jordan high tops
  • Estimated time of death: 2017

Case #16-1753

  • Found September 4, 2016 in Interlaken Park, Seattle
  • Adult, white male
  • Age: 25-50 years old
  • Multiple pairs of shoes found at site, ranging in size from 9.5-13 (most size 11)
  • Defect in bone above left temple, possibly an old surgical shunt

Case #15-0834

  • Found May 27, 2015 in wooded area off Frager Rd, Kent
  • Adult (middle aged) white female
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 106 lbs.
  • Long, dark hair with gray
  • No teeth (edentulous)

Case #01-1148

  • Found September 6, 2001 in Kobe Terrace Park, Seattle
  • White or mixed race male
  • 25-45 years old
  • Height: 5'5",
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Wearing white pullover hooded sweatshirt with San Francisco 49er's emble

Case #94-1430

  • Found December 15, 1994 in a transient camp on 7th Ave, Seattle
  • Adult, black male
  • Age: 20-50 years old
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 134 lbs.
  • Found with the body was a bible with "Daniel Lyles 02-18-60" and the date, 10/26/94 handwritten inside

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