Man in vacant house was shot

A man whose body was found inside a vacant $1 million home overlooking the waterfront south of Mukilteo was shot to death, police said Monday.

Edward Young Kim, 25, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A man discovered Kim’s body at the home in the 7200 block of Picnic Point Drive shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday, sheriff’s deputy Rich Niebusch said.

Anyone with information about the death of Edward Young Kim is asked to call the Snohomish County sheriff’s tip line at 425-388-3845.

Kim was not a real estate agent, Niebusch said. Detectives declined to release Kim’s hometown or further details about the investigation.

The home is next to Picnic Point Park and was for sale for $1.19 million, real estate agent Robin Miller said. “As far as I know (Kim) wasn’t connected to the house at all,” she said.

Buyers from Snohomish County made an offer several weeks ago and were in negotiations about repairs to the house, said Miller, an agent for Keller Williams Realty.

The 4,848-square-foot house includes an indoor basketball court and maid’s quarters, Miller said. She listed it for sale in February after a bank foreclosed on the previous owner.

The home has been vandalized before, Miller said, and doors have been found open when they shouldn’t have been. Miller said the home’s locks were changed several months ago.

“We’re still wondering how whoever got in the house got in the house,” said Carole Harrington-Falleen, a Coldwell Banker real estate agent who co-listed the home.

She and Miller doubted the home was being shown because an offer was pending.

The inspection was finished, they said, and repairs to the house hadn’t started. Neighbors say the home has been for sale for more than two years.

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