Reported by Rikki King / Herald Writer
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At least 18 deaths in Snohomish County in 2012 were ruled homicides. That figure doesn’t include pending death investigations, or deaths from car accidents that may be prosecuted as vehicular homicides.
Homicide is a medical term for a death that resulted from the action of another person. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office determines the medical reason someone died. Whether that’s murder, manslaughter or another kind of crime is decided in the courts.
In 2011, at least 11 deaths here were deemed homicides. Most of the victims were men. Among the common contributing circumstances are drug trafficking and domestic violence.
About 714,000 people live in Snohomish County and roughly 4,500 die each year. While the number of homicides in 2012 was roughly double the previous year, it is still incredibly rare.
Two of the homicides in 2012 involved children: the 7-year-old Camano Island girl who was shot by her 3-year-old brother in the family’s van in Stanwood in March, and the Tulalip toddler who died from parental neglect on the reservation in October. Two more of the homicides were men killed by homeowners during alleged break-ins. Another man died in a shoot-out with officers near Arlington.
Several of the 2012 homicides remain under investigation. At least four were drug-related, and at least four were domestic-violence-related. Ten of the deaths involved firearms. In 2012, only one of the county’s homicides happened within the Everett city limits, compared to almost half of the homicides in 2011.
Not included on the 2012 homicide list is Harold Caywood, 91. He died weeks after being beaten and mugged outside a south Everett gas station. His cause of death has not been determined. The investigation continues.
Snohomish County homicides in 2012Death investigations often take months, and pending cases are not included. Also, deaths of local people may be investigated in neighboring counties if the victim dies in a hospital there.
|Date||Victim name||Age||Gender||City of residence||Area of death||Manner of death||Investigating agency||Status of case|
|01/03||Patrick Buckmaster||30||M||Tacoma||Marysville||Firearm||Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office||Court cases in progress.|
|01/09||Johnny Sok||22||M||Everett||Everett South||Firearm||Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office||Charges declined.|
|02/08||Kenneth Talley||26||M||Edmonds||South County||Firearm||Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office||Charges declined.|
|02/15||Cynthia Goldman||54||F||Arlington||Arlington||Strangulation||Arlington Police Department||Court case in progress.|
|03/11||Jenna Carlile||7||F||Camano Island||King County||Firearm||Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office||Mistrial declared, declined to refile charges. Police internal in progress.|
|03/14||Linda McNeely||52||F||Bothell||Bothell||Firearm||Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office||Active police investigation.|
|03/18||Jacqueline Rothenbuhler||59||F||Monroe||Monroe||Incised wound or stabbing||Monroe Police Department||Active police investigation.|
|04/24||Luis Verduzco||23||M||Everett||Everett South||Incised wound or stabbing||Everett Police Department||Court case in progress.|
|06/30||Martin Pickett||48||M||Homeless||Arlington||Blunt force||Arlington Police Department||Active police investigation.|
|07/06||Carrington Costa||26||M||Navarre, Fla.||Marysville||Firearm||Marysville Police Department||Suspect took own life.|
|07/15||Ryan Mumm||20||M||Stanwood||Everett North||Firearm||Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office||Court case in progress.|
|09/03||Robert Endrizzi||60||M||Arlington||Arlington||Firearm||Snohomish Multiple Agency Response Team||SMART investigation in progress.|
|09/03||Fernando Mendoza||18||M||Burlington||East County||Firearm||Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office||Court case in progress.|
|09/29||Julia Randolph||24||F||Everett||South County||Blunt force||Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office||Active police investigation.|
|10/08||Chantel Craig||1||F||Marysville||Everett North||Other||Tulalip Police Department||Recently charged in federal court.|
|10/18||Doris Murrill||83||F||Marysville||Everett North||Other||Marysville Police Department||The Medical Examiner’s Office lists this death as a homicide. The police investigation is ongoing. They have declined to discuss the case.|
|10/27||Lila Donaldson||81||F||Bothell||Bothell||Blunt force||Bothell Police Department||Court case in progress.|
|10/29||Sandra McIntyre||26||F||Mill Creek||Mill Creek||Firearm||Mill Creek Police Department||Suspect took own life.|