Woman’s body found floating near West Seattle beach; police investigating

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SEATTLE — Police are investigating after the body of a woman in her 50s was found floating face down 20 yards offshore of a West Seattle beach.

Law enforcement received reports of a person or body in the Puget Sound around 6:30 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Oregon Street and Beach Drive SW in West Seattle.

A short time later, the fire department tweeted that a body was found.

It was not immediately known how the woman got in the water near Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, or how she died.

Police said the medical examiner’s office will identify the woman, and determine her cause of death. Police detectives are continuing to investigate.


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  • big john stankus

    It’s actually possible that the body was out there for quite some time under water. A human carcass often sinks to the bottom of a body of water . Then, the gasses involved with decomposition cause the carcass to swell and bloat to twice it’s size. This creates air bubbles and lower density inside the bloated cadaver which causes it to pop up to the surface, where it might bob up and down and flow with the current in much the same manner as a beach ball would (a malodorous, rotting beach ball in this case).

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