Seattle Police investigators examine a potential crime scene on the 9800 block of Myers Way S. on March 8 after a man discovered bones near a dirt path the night before. Police now believe the remains are those of a suicidal man.
UPDATE: Bones found off Myers Way S believed to be remains of suicidal man
Update for 12:45 p.m., March 8
Seattle Police believe the remains found off Myers Way S. in West Seattle are those of a suicidal man and not a homicide.
SPD's Homicide Unit will now turn the case over to the King County Medical Examiner's Office.
Update for 11 a.m., March 8
Seattle Police crime scene investigators are working a potential crime scene roughly 50 yards down a footpath on the east side of Myers Way S. near the borders between West Seattle, North Highline and Burien.
SPD said a man was walking along the path Thursday night, March 7, when he discovered the bones and called 911.
Investigators secured the area on Thursday night and, as of Friday morning, are trying to determine if the bones are of human or animal origin, and whether the death was natural or a potential homicide.
Traffic is free-flowing along Myers Way.
Seattle Police detectives plus Crime Scene Investigators got a report from a man regarding bones he found in the wood in the 9800 block of Myers Way South. The greenbelt was secured Thursday night and are searching it this morning.
It has not yet been determined if the bones are human or animal.
We will update this story as we get more information.
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