Man whose body washed ashore was killed

EVERETT — The death of a man whose body washed ashore in north Snohomish County in April has been ruled a homicide.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office reported its determination Friday afternoon. It said the cause of death was homicidal violence but offered no other details.

It earlier had identified the victim as Carlos Reyes-Rodriguez, 47, of Sedro-Woolley.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes team has been assigned the case, agency spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Friday. Detectives have been investigating the circumstances that led to Reyes-Rodriguez’s disappearance as well as his death.

Authorities do not know where he died. Sedro-Woolley is in Skagit County, about a 30-mile drive from where the body was found.

Family members reported Reyes-Rodriguez missing Feb. 22 to the Sedro-Woolley Police Department. His vehicle was located near SeaTac on March 6.

His body washed up on a beach near Stanwood and was recovered by sheriff’s office detectives on April 2. He was found by a passerby on Warm Beach in the 16700 block of Marine Drive, the medical examiner reported. That location is just north of Kayak Point Park.

Anyone with information about this investigation is being asked to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 425-388-3845.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446; stevick@heraldnet.com.

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