Body found in Olympia identified as 20-year-old Renton man

Renton Police are investigating the homicide of Daniel J. Shur.

On Sept. 24, 2021, an unidentified body was located in a wooded area near the 2200 block of Reservation Road SE in Olympia. Authorities said it was apparent that the body had been deceased for sometime and had no identification. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office in coordination with the county coroner worked to identify the body and to determine the cause of death.

Renton detectives say they were recently notified that the remains belonged to 20-year-old Renton resident, Daniel J. Shur. He had been reported missing by a concerned acquaintance on Aug. 26, 2021. Those closest to Shur said he left his residence in distress.

Initial findings determined that Shur died of multiple stab wounds and the case has been moved to a homicide investigation.

According to Renton Police, Shur was known to buy and sell vehicles and had relationships with multiple regional car clubs. Detectives say they are interested in talking to anyone who had a vehicle transaction with Shur within the last year.

If you have any information, police are requesting that you call 425-430-7525, or email