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Body found on I-5 in Seattle

i-5 bodySEATTLE– A death investigation is underway after authorities found a body on the side of Southbound  Interstate 5 near the Convention Center in Seattle.

It happened just after 1:00 A.M. Thursday.

At this point, the Washington State Patrol isn’t sure if the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, or if the person jumped off the overpass.

The investigation blocked several lanes of I-5 for about 3 hours.

The investigation was largely cleared by 6 a.m., officials said.

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2 comments

  • Voter

    The are homeless people living under the convention center and near Freeway Park. They are always dumping their trash and debris onto the freeway. Perhaps, one of them fell.

  • Aaron T.

    Yeah, I was the person who called 9-1-1 and waited with the man until the police showed up. First of all, he wasn't dead when we found him, but he was dying. Blood was coming out of his nose and mouth. I held his hand from the time i arrived until the police and first responders showed up.

    Why the police would suspect he jumped is beyond me, largely due to the fact that when I found him, he was wearing a backpack and coat. The backpack suggests to me he had a destination, why the heck would anyone jump off a bridge with a backpack on.. It ain't like they'd take it with them!

    It makes me sad that they would be so rash in releasing that unfounded conclusion, as I am sure the family of that man could be caused undue extra hurt over such a comment! It's not just a story, he was a person.. A living breathing soul. A son, maybe a father… We are all in this together. What happens to one effects us all! Homeless or not. We are the family of mankind. We would do well to start acting the part!


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