A 67-year-old man in unincorporated Renton was found dead in his home Thursday, Sept. 20.
Detectives on scene confirmed his death was due to homicidal violence, according to a media release Friday from the King County Sheriff’s Office.
At 7:15 p.m., two handyman arrived at the residence on the 16700 block of 196 Southeast Avenue to do work for the victim.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the workers discovered the man in his home “possibly deceased” and called 911. Deputies then arrived on the scene and said the death looked suspicious.
Deputies called the Major Crimes detectives to the scene.
The Major Crimes detectives arrived and were able to confirm the man had been killed by homicidal violence, but at this time no other information on his death has been released.
Detectives began investigating this scene as a homicide, closing down the block and streets overnight and until noon today, Friday, Sept. 21.
“Detectives have just cleared the scene within the hour but continue to work leads and seek any witnesses that may have been in the area at the time of the victim was killed,” the release stated.
If you have any information, the sheriff’s office asks you call the non-emergency line at 206-296-3311.
Last night the King County Sheriff’s Office reported a violent homicide occurred in unincorporated Renton. According to the sheriff’s media relations Twitter account, they closed down a portion of 196 Avenue Southeast overnight in order to investigate. The closure spanned from 10:22 p.m. to noon Friday.
#trafficalert 196 AVE SE in unincorporated Renton closed from SE 162 to SE 170. The road will be closed for several hours.
— KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) September 21, 2018