For the second time in two weeks, a person has died at the base of the Harvard Court Apartments building. A large contingent of police cruisers and emergency units converged on the building around 12:54 AM this morning after a 911 call came in from a nearby restaurant reporting that somebody had found the victim in a parking lot. Police said that the person was dead at the scene in an apparent suicide.
Two weeks ago on the morning of February 20 around 7:47 AM, a man was found dead near the multi-story apartment building in what police said was also a suicide.
Harvard Court at 610 Harvard Ave E is operated by the Seattle Housing Authority and is a low-income housing provider. We have left phone and e-mail messages with the Seattle Housing Authority about steps being taken to address these recent incidents and will update this post when we hear back.
This death also marks the third suicide in the last five weeks in the area. Less than two blocks away, another man took his life in late January.
CHS respects the sensitivity of covering suicide and believes it is an important community issue to include in our news reporting. We attempt to cover these stories by sharing the facts in a responsible manner that provides information about what is happening on the streets and in the community around you. Here are two resources to help those in need: National suicide-prevention hotline: 800-SUICIDE. Local Crisis Clinic: (206) 461-3222.