Seattle Police are are investigating the death of a man found Sunday morning in the empty lot where a city park will soon be built at Federal and Republican. UPDATE: SPD says they are investigating as a homicide. Details below.
At this point, we have no information from SPD on the circumstance surrounding the death but people in the area have said it appeared the man was passed out in the lot. Here is one eyewitness description via Twitter:
Good grief! I went out birding at 6:15am and past a guy “passed out” in Fed/Rep Park. Coming back I see he’s a dead body. Yikes.
Another neighbor posted about the incident on CHS.
As they will do for all types of death investigations, police have the area taped off and are investigating the scene.