A Seattle Police Department spokesperson told CHS Monday morning that there are no new updates in the investigation of the bludgeoning death of Zachary Lewis, the 37-year-old resident of the 1811 Eastlake recovery housing found murdered in the empty parcels at the intersection of Federal and Republican slated to be turned into a city park.
It’s been a week since Lewis was discovered beaten to death on Capitol Hill in the empty lot at Federal and Republican and there is still very little official information related to the crime publicly available.
SPD says the release of any additional information about Lewis or a picture of the victim to help new witnesses come forward will be driven by the detectives working on the murder case. At this point, SPD says, the detectives have not asked for the community’s assistance in solving the murder.
We do know that detectives have been interviewing people who live in the area regarding Lewis’s whereabouts in the early morning hours of March 6th, the Sunday morning his body was discovered in the empty lot, his head bludgeoned and, according to one report, both arms busted.
East Precinct command is also not planning a community briefing on the situation at this time, according to operations lead Lt. Joel Guay. However, the precinct’s regular monthly East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition is coming up later this month on Thursday, March 24th. We’ll have more information on that session soon.