EVERETT — Victims of two unrelated homicides have been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Demarcus Bell, 36, of Tacoma, died after he suffered a gunshot wound to the head during a fight Saturday outside a house in the 3300 block of 203rd Street SW in Lynnwood.
Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lynnwood man, Alex Valdovinos, 27, for investigation of second-degree murder. Valdovinos lived at the nearby house. He’s being held in jail with bail set at $1 million.
In a separate case, a body found Monday in Skagit County — off Highway 9 and north of Lake McMurray — has been identified as that of Howard Benzel, 67, of Mukilteo. An autopsy showed he died of blunt-force trauma.
Walton was arrested for investigation of second-degree murder Sunday, a day before the body was found. His bail was set at $500,000.
Both deaths were classified as homicides.
Both suspects were in the Snohomish County Jail on Wednesday.