Do you recognize this woman found dead in Kirkland?


    Do you recognize this woman found dead in Kirkland? (Artist's sketch from King County Medical Examiner's Office)

    KIRKLAND, Wash. - Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who was found dead of hypothermia last month in Kirkland.

    The woman was presumed to be homeless. She was found dead outdoors on Jan. 12 in the 700 block of 1st Street in Kirkland.

    She is described as probably mixed-race, between 30 and 60 years old, standing 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighing 149 pounds. She has an old caesarean section scar. At the time of her death, she was wearing an unnamed medical facility bracelet bearing the name “DOE, JO”, with an admission date of Jan. 10, 2019.

    Anyone with information about the woman is asked to call the King County Medical Examiner’s Office's Investigations Section at 206-731-3232, ext. 5.

    At any given time, there about 50 unidentified remains in King County. Washington state’s only forensic anthropologist, Dr. Kathy Taylor of the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, investigates these remains with help from law enforcement.

    Sketches of additional unidentified individuals in King County are posted on the King County Medical Examiner’s Office unidentified remains web page.


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