Slain Marysville man’s truck found burnt in Arlington

MARYSVILLE — A truck belonging to a slain Marysville man was found torched and abandoned in Arlington late Friday.

Marysville police on Saturday afternoon continued their investigation into the 82-year-old’s death, but had yet to make an arrest. His name has not been released. Police confirmed he was a registered sex offender.

The man was discovered dead by a relative who went to check on him Friday morning, police said. His travel trailer on the 9800 block of State Avenue had been ransacked. Detectives quickly determined they had a homicide on their hands.

Soon, investigators asked for the public’s help finding his 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, which was missing and suspected stolen.

The truck turned up Friday night in the 24300 block of 19th Avenue in Arlington, where it had been set ablaze, Marysville police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said.

The North County Regional Fire Authority had been dispatched around 10:45 p.m. for what was originally reported as a house fire, Lamoureux said. They found only the burning vehicle.

Marysville detectives and the Snohomish County fire marshal went to the scene to collect evidence, Lamoureux said. The vehicle was impounded for further investigation.

Marysville police late Friday confirmed that the homicide victim is a registered sex offender. A public database shows a man with convictions for statutory rape and indecent liberties had been living at the site of the homicide.

According to the sex offender registry maintained by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, the man had convictions in the early 1980s for offenses against girls ages 8 to 14. While in prison, he was determined not to be a good candidate for sex offender treatment.

It’s unclear when the man died. His family had not had contact with him for a couple of days, according to police.

The man had lived in the Brookside Mobile RV Park for a few years, a neighbor said. The location is sandwiched between a supermarket on the east side of State Avenue and railroad tracks to the west.

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