Police Conducting Death Investigation After Teen’s Fatal Fall From Balcony

The Seattle Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a 16-year-old student died after falling from a balcony in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on December 5th.

The department is aware of community concerns about the case and Assistant Chief Robert Merner is personally supervising the matter.

As with all death investigations, we ask the community to be patient and avoid jumping to conclusions while detectives conduct their work.

The King County Medical Examiner’s office will make a final determination as to the cause and manner of the young man’s death.

Police are asking anyone who may have additional information to contact investigators at (206) 233-5000.