Body discovered at Lighthouse Park

Edmonds grandmother found in Possession Sound near boat docks
By Brandon Gustafson | Sep 05, 2018
Photo by: Brandon Gustafson A typical summer morning at Lighthouse Park turned into a crime scene when a body was discovered floating in the Puget Sound near the boat docks. There was heavy police and fire presence in the late morning and early afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Police and fire presence at Lighthouse Park was heavier than normal last Wednesday, Aug. 29, after the body of a woman was discovered floating in the water near the boat docks.

The victim, an unnamed 88-year-old woman from Edmonds, was discovered at 11:13 a.m., and police and fire responded to the scene around 11:20.

According to the Mukilteo Police Department's Crime Prevention Officer, Myron Travis, boaters west of the boat docks found the body clothed in a burgundy top, burgundy pants, a white shirt, and a black fleece vest, and then called 911.

First responders used a rescue boat to bring the woman to shore around noon.

At the scene, Travis said police and fire were investigating the area for a potential sunken boat or other potential victims, but as of Tuesday afternoon nothing to that extent had been reported.

In news releases on Wednesday, both the Mukilteo Police Department and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said the woman’s body was transported to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

According to the release from the Sheriff’s Office, the woman’s family members woke up that morning to find their 88-year-old grandmother missing from their residence.

She was initially reported missing to the Sheriff's Office at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the press release, she had been suffering from dementia.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the identity of the victim as well as the cause and manner of her death had not been released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.








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