Death investigation underway after body found in burned-out trailer

Nov 17, 2022, 7:46 AM | Updated: Nov 23, 2022, 7:49 am
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(Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)
(Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Investigators are working to determine what happened this morning after a dead body was discovered inside a burning trailer in south King County.

Firefighters were called to the scene just after 1:30 a.m. on Military Road South near Auburn.

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Once they got the flames under control, they discovered a person dead inside the structure.

Arson investigators and major crimes detectives are combing through evidence, but King County sheriff’s sergeant Corbett Ford said they are not yet labeling the incident “suspicious.”

“We know that we have a death and fire, so we don’t know the cause of the fire or the cause of the death,” Ford said.

No details yet on the identity of the victim.

Investigators are expected to be on scene for several hours.

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