EVERETT — An Everett man whose body was found last month in Kittitas County was killed with a gunshot to the chest, the local coroner determined.
Justin Allan, 49, was last heard from on Aug. 28, according to court papers. His body was found Oct. 1, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Monday.
The medical examiner’s office confirmed his identity and released the autopsy results.
The Kittitas County Coroner classified his death as homicide by gunshot wound.
Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives believe his landlord, Lloyd Richmond, 84, killed him at a home in the 8800 block of Del Campo Drive near Everett.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots the day the tenant went missing. According to the charges, a neighbor saw Richmond get a gray tarp, “wrap something” in the driveway and load it into the bed of his Dodge pickup. The neighbor later saw Richmond spread some type of “litter or absorbent” to cover up a red stain on the driveway.
Detectives were still investigating the case this month. They served a search warrant at the Del Campo Drive residence Friday, according to the sheriff’s office.
In September, Richmond was also charged with assaulting two of his other renters.
Two years ago, Richmond beat a woman with a tire wrench, and about a month later, he grabbed a tenant by the throat, according to the charges.
Richmond has been in the Snohomish County Jail since his arrest in early September. His bail was set at $1.2 million — $1 million for the murder charge and $100,000 for each of the alleged assaults.