Seattle man held on $10M bail in connection with shooting death of woman found in Seward Park

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Sara Jean Green

Seattle Times reporter

A King County District Court judge on Friday ordered a 23-year-old Seattle man on bail of US $ 10 million in connection with the death of an unidentified woman whose body was found in Seward Park early Thursday -Dollar was arrested on grounds of the Seattle Police Department’s case against the suspect.

The Seattle Times does not name the suspect, who was admitted to King County Jail Thursday for a murder investigation because he has not yet been prosecuted. Fees are expected on Wednesday.

After explaining the likely cause:

At around 4 a.m. Thursday, someone called 911 to report that a man behind the wheel of a moving car near Madison Street and 17th Avenue was unresponsive. Arriving officers found the man slumped over the steering wheel of a white Toyota Corolla and saw blood splatters and cartridge cases inside.

After the police woke the driver and removed him from the car, they arrested the man on an investigation into driving under the influence. The officers requested an arrest warrant to draw blood from the man and took him to the Swedish medical center.

Ninety-three minutes after the first 911 call, a second 911 came in, informing police that a local woman was unresponsive, the statement said. The woman was found in Seward Park near Lake Washington Boulevard South and South Orcas Street. The woman had been shot twice in the left side of her head and the officers found skid marks leading to the body from an access road

After police received a warrant to search the man’s vehicle, they said they found women’s clothes and shoes, guns inside, a 9mm pistol, two 9mm cartridge cases and an unused bullet.

The man had blood on his shoes and hands, the statement said.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office had not released the woman’s name or cause of death by Friday afternoon.