Body found in sleeping bag in Everett

  • Sun May 2nd, 2010 11:17pm
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By Katya Yefimova Herald Writer

EVERETT — Detectives on Sunday tried to piece together what happened to the person whose body was found in a sleeping bag on the side of a road.

Someone spotted a sleeping bag lying along the roadway in the 2000 block of 100th Street SW about 9:30 a.m. and called 911, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.

The dark-colored sleeping bag was about 15 feet from the edge of the road in plain view. A human foot could be seen extending from the end of the bag, which was wrapped with duct tape, Goetz said.

The sleeping bag was not removed pending an autopsy, so no details about the victim were immediately available, including age or sex, Goetz said. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office was expected to conduct an autopsy soon to find out how the person died.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit and workers from the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab spent hours at the scene Sunday gathering evidence.

“Investigators are treating this case as a homicide,” Goetz said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Everett police tip line at 425-257-8450.

Katya Yefimova: 425-339-3452, kyefimova@heraldnet.com.