Officer Drew Fowler said Tuesday that police believe Daryl Ford was homeless. Detectives asked for help in identifying areas where he may have camped. The King County medical examiner says Ford died of multiple stab wounds.
A 46-year-old man arrested last Friday for investigation of homicide is being held on $1 million bail, with a court appearance scheduled Thursday. The Seattle Times reports that paperwork found in the shopping card with the body bore the suspect's name and fingerprints on the cart matched him as well.
Witnesses said they confronted a man who had been pushing the cart down a street last Thursday. After the man walked away, the witnesses saw the body, under a pile of clothes with just the feet sticking out.
"I saw the body, it's covered in blankets and sheets, there were bugs all around it," said one witness who called herself Hodan. "He or she been dead for a couple days- because it looked like an old body."