Man arrested after body found in car in Arlington

ARLINGTON — A 28-year-old Mount Vernon man was being held Friday on $50,000 bail in connection with a body discovered in Arlington the day before.

Investigators believe the man and the victim were involved in a shooting in Mount Vernon on Monday.

The man was being held for investigation of second-degree manslaughter, court papers show.

A Skagit County judge on Friday ordered the arrest report sealed to protect the ongoing investigation, court records show.

Mount Vernon police were called Monday night after somebody heard gunshots near a home along Anderson Road. Nothing suspicious was found.

Multiple people lived at the home. One of them returned Tuesday after being away and thought something seemed wrong, Mount Vernon police Lt. Chris Cammock said.

“Blood and other suspicious circumstances were found inside, and the resident became concerned that possibly one of the other occupants had been injured,” he said.

Detectives developed information leading them to believe a car connected to the case might be in the Arlington area.

Arlington police found the car in the Haggen parking lot near Highway 9 about 3 p.m. Thursday. A man’s body was in the passenger seat. Mount Vernon police are calling his death suspicious.

The man’s identity was not released Friday. His cause of death remained under investigation, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

An autopsy was conducted Friday, Cammock said. Detectives also were in Snohomish County collecting potential evidence from the car. Washington State Patrol crime-scene specialists were assisting.

Police ask anyone with information to call 360-336-6271.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

District takes steps to secure school campuses

Safety measures have been enhanced at Hawthorne and Silver Firs elementary schools in Everett.

Hard work is paying off for Mariner High senior

Mey Ly has excelled in school since moving here from Cambodia; she also serves as an intrepreter.

County under flood watch; back-to-back storms promise heavy rain

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Monday for… Continue reading

1 arrested after SWAT team moves in on Marysville house

The incident was connected to an earlier robbery.

Yes to turn signal — eventually

Adding a right-turn signal at 112th St. and 7th Ave. is turning out to be a bit more complicated.

Cleaning up after other people’s messes

Snohomish County program recycles derelict RVs abandoned on roadsides and in homeless encampments.

No easy exit from Smokey Point shopping complex

There’s just no easy exit on this one. A reader called in… Continue reading

Front Porch

EVENTS Gingerbread house construction Gingerbread house workshops for families will be held… Continue reading

Most Read