On January 8, 1997 partial human skeletal remains were unearthed while excavating for a new home in Tukwila, Washington. The remains, which consisted of miscellaneous bones, have been identified only as those of an adult of undetermined age and race. Found near the remains was a brown backpack with leather trim and several articles of clothing and cloth. Officials speculate the remains could be those of another victim of Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer.
NamUs ID: UP9541
Date Body Found: January 8, 1997
Estimated Age: 18-99
Estimated PMI: Unknown
Location: Tukwila, WA
Agency of Jurisdiction
King County Sheriff’s Office
Tony McNabb, Detective Sergeant
Status: Research in Progress
Image Credit: Excavator courtesy of Dreamstime.com; Rucksack courtesy of Publicdomainvectors.org; Image compiled by Jack Friess, DNA Doe Project.
Last Updated: November 12, 2021