Granite Falls homicide victim identified as Tacoma man

GRANITE FALLS — Officials on Monday identified a man who was found dead last week in the Granite Falls area.

Patrick D. Buckmaster, 30, of Tacoma, died from a gunshot wound, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. His death was ruled a homicide.

Buckmaster’s body was found Jan. 3 in an undisclosed outdoors location, police have said. The Snohomish County sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

A sheriff’s spokesman has declined to say anything further about the case.

Police have not said whether Buckmaster was the man they’ve been looking for who was believed to be fatally shot in a gang-related home-invasion robbery in the Marysville area in December.

They’ve shared no new details on that case.

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