UPDATE: Human Remains Found Near Bastyr University Are of Adult Male

The Medical Examiner’s office states that the remains are those of a male.


UPDATE, Oct. 5, 6:40 p.m.: The humans remains found in the forest at Saint Edward State Park Thursday near the Bastyr University campus just outside Kirkland were the skull and bones of an adult male, says King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Kathleen Larson. According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, the remains had been there for more than a year. “We’re still in the beginning stages of the investigation, but at this point there is no indication of foul play,” said Larson. Investigators were on the scene Thursday searching for evidence that could yield the individual’s DNA, but broke just before dark and plan to return Saturday morning.


Original story:

On Thursday, students of Bastyr University were walking the wooded trails near campus when they came across some bones that they thought possibly belonged to a human.

King County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Detectives responded and confirmed that in fact the bones to include a skull were indeed human.

The remains were transported to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office for examination and identification. The Medical Examiner’s office states that the remains are those of a male.

King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives will be at the scene near N.E. 143rd and Juanita Drive N.E. in Kenmore this afternoon conducting an evidence search.

“What we’re doing right now is setting up our sifting stations and looking for more evidence. ID will be made through DNA,” Sgt. Kathleen Larson told The Seattle Times Friday.

Bastyr University is adjacent and virtually surrounded by Saint Edward State Park, a 316-acre former Catholic seminary on Lake Washington .

Greg Johnston October 05, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Oh gosh Jeff, I forgot about that, we have a post on it here too --the old seminary and all are spooky enough!
Chuck Pilcher October 06, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Any chance Bastyr students use a cadaver lab, and one got "lost"?
Greg Johnston October 06, 2012 at 04:26 PM
There is in fact a Haunted Trails event at Bastyr coming up this month, and I think Jeff was just pointing out the coincidence -- which is spooky indeed. That does not indicate any disrespect. -Greg
Callie Jones October 06, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Ron, you may want to look into the irony of your own comment. Jeff and Greg have stated facts, only you are turning them into something disrespectful. Furthermore by threatening to forward the comments on to the family (which in an of itself is an amazing feat given that the victim has not been identified yet - are you psychic?) is disrespectful. Why would you want to turn an innocent comment into something outrageous for the family to read?
Sara C October 06, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Ron, your threats of tattling really help no one but whom? Their comments were obviously not out of disrespect. As someone who has lost someone (rather tragically) I understand sensitivity toward the families of lost ones; however, the comments are in no way disrespectful.


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