No body found in suspected Puyallup homicide

TACOMA — The Pierce County sheriff’s office suspects an 18-year-old Puyallup man beat another man to death with frying pans, but investigators are still looking for a body.

The suspect, Michael Breer, was in court Wednesday and ordered held, pending charges and an arraignment Friday in Tacoma.

KOMO-TV reported that deputies learned about the case from a friend of Breer’s who said he was asked to help dispose of the body last week and saw blood splatters and a leg sticking out of blanket.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said both the suspect and victim were suspected of stealing metal.

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