Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 79-year-old man in Ballard last night.
On April 13th, at approximately 6:30 pm, Seattle Fire and Seattle Police responded to report of an unresponsive male inside a camper in a parking lot in the 5000 block of 15th Avenue NW. First responders determined that the man had been deceased for several days and that it appeared to be natural causes. The Medical Examiner was called to the scene.
During the ME’s examination of the body, a single bullet hole was discovered on the body. A cursory search of the camper did not reveal a discarded weapon.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene and assumed follow-up responsibility for the investigation. Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) also responded and processed the camper, then impounded it for further investigation.
This remains an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department.