Man, 46, identified as Everett homicide victim

Michael Boone was found dead Friday west of the Evergreen Funeral Home Cemetery.

EVERETT — An Everett man has been identified as the victim of a homicide near a well-known cemetery.

Detectives are asking for tips in the death of Michael T. Boone, 46. His body was found in a thin strip of dense woods around 1 p.m. Friday, west of the Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery in central Everett. The cemetery’s most notable landmark is Rucker tomb.

The initial report of the discovery came to police second-hand. The man’s identity wasn’t confirmed until this week, when the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy. Boone’s name was released Tuesday.

The death was classified as homicide. Earlier, police had called it suspicious.

However, police would not release any information about how Boone was killed, or how long it appeared he’d been dead, Sgt. Maryjane Hacker said. Detectives believe Boone had been homeless. It appeared the death was an isolated incident, with no threat to the general public, Hacker said.

No suspects had been publicly identified as of Tuesday.

Tips can be directed to Everett police at 425-257-8450.

Caleb Hutton: 425-339-3454; Twitter: @snocaleb.

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