Man found dead in transient encampment

The body of a 66-year-old man was found in a wooded campsite near I-5 at the Corson /Michigan exit.

On May 9, 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to investigate the report of a dead body in an encampment located approximately 20 yards west of Interstate 5, just north of the Corson Michigan exit.  Officers arrived and located a severely decomposed human body.

A transient living in a camp approximately 100 yards to the south located the body and called 911.

The body was located in what appeared to be the sleeping portion of a very elaborate camp structure.  The body was so badly decomposed that no evident cause of death would have been apparent had there been one.

The scene was photographed and the Medical Examiner responded and recovered the body. The ME will determine how the victim died.

Teen Arrested After Stealing Gun in Ravenna

A 13-year old boy has been arrested after he stole a gun from his grandmother’s house sending a nearby school into “lockdown”.  Around 9:30 am on Wednesday May 7th a woman called to report that her 13-year old grandson had stolen a loaded antique German Luger and left the house.

Numerous officers responded to the area and quickly began searching for the teen in addition to putting Eckstein Middle School in “lockdown” out of an abundance of caution. Officers located the teen in a few minutes later and he was arrested. All school activity returned to normal. A witness helped officers locate the gun having seen the teen hide it in some bushes nearby.

The teen was booked into the King County Youth Service Center for Investigation of Theft.