Missing man found dead near Renton suburb

Jerry Rye was 77-years-old and was reportedly vulnerable with memory issues and health concerns.

Jerry Rye (Courtesy of Renton Police Dept.)

Jerry Rye (Courtesy of Renton Police Dept.)

Weeks after being reported missing, Renton Police have discovered the body of 77-year-old Jerry Rye.

Rye was reported missing on Feb. 12 after his family had not seen or heard from him for an extended period of time. His family reported seeing him at his apartment complex before he went missing.

Rye’s family also reported that he may have had memory issues and health conditions that made him vulnerable.

Police responded to reports of a body on Feb. 26 on the 4900 block of Shattuck Pl. S. The body was identified as Rye’s. It was roughly 3.5 miles South from his apartment complex where he was reportedly last seen.

Detectives did not identify any signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances of the man’s death. The King County Medical Examiner did not identify any evidence of trauma either, according to police.

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