Woman found badly beaten in White Center early Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman was found badly beaten near the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) building in the 9600 block of 15th Ave SW (map below) in White Center early Thursday morning, March 2.

Police say that at around 2:20 a.m. Thursday morning they received a 9-1-1 call of a woman being beaten in the 9600 block of 15th Ave SW.

A witness told police a man had been seen running from the area of the crime.

When police arrived they found the woman, 55, with severe injuries to her body and head. Evidence at the scene also indicated that she may have been sexually assaulted. Deputies canvassed the area and detained a suspect near SW 102nd and 16 Ave SW. The man had blood on his shoes and bloody footprints at the crime scene matched his shoes.

Medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition. Police believe she may be transient or homeless.

The suspect, a 21-year old Tukwila man, was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault 1, Rape and Indecent Liberties.

It is unknown at this time if the suspect and victim knew each other.


One Response to “Woman found badly beaten in White Center early Thursday morning”
  1. Devin Otto says:

    The woman is currently expected to survive, the name of the man who attacked was released, and they now heavily suspect that there was a sexual assault after watching video footage of the account (she was also found to have had her pants removed, and her shirt was lifted up).

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