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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Police Investigating Murder in View Ridge

posted by on May 22 at 13:14 PM

I’m a little late posting this, but I was out at the crime scene earlier:

Early this morning, just after 6am, Seattle Police responded to a call about a body in an alleyway on NE 68th St between 50th and 51st Ave.

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Police say they found a Latino male in his late 20s to early 30s, who had been the victim of “homicidal violence.” Police have not yet identified the man and still don’t know whether the victim was stabbed or shot, or even if the man was killed at the scene.

Neighbors on 50th say they didn’t hear anything strange last night.

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The view from View Ridge

I’ll update with more info as it becomes available.

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1

Latinos in View Ridge? That would be a crime.

Posted by Fnarf | May 22, 2008 1:24 PM
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Jonah @1:14 p.m.:

Iím a little late posting this, but I was out at the crime scene earlier:


Early this morning, just after 6am, ...


Jonah @10:14 a.m.:
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Posted by lostboy | May 22, 2008 1:27 PM
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I live near the Starbucks up there and to be honest, crime up in that part of town is SUPER rare. Except for the nasty hot sex I pretend to have in my bedroom: and THAT is downright CRIMINAL!!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | May 22, 2008 1:28 PM
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Have the cops questioned Billy Ray Cyrus' son?

Posted by Ziggity | May 22, 2008 1:31 PM
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View Ridge? Where the fuck is that?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 22, 2008 1:32 PM
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@5, It is between Ravenna and Sandpoint (NE part of town)

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | May 22, 2008 1:34 PM
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I would say that is more a "view to a kill"

Posted by garr | May 22, 2008 1:59 PM
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jesus h. christ i walk my dog past there all the time.

someone got dumped. this is the whitest place on the planet. well, maybe broadmoor has us beat.

Posted by maxsolomon@home | May 22, 2008 2:05 PM
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Oh god, I work at a restaurant up there and there are a lot of latinos who work in the kitchen. I hope they are all alright. :(

Posted by Mi amigo! | May 22, 2008 2:08 PM
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Police... still donít know whether the victim was stabbed or shot...


Our freakin' tax dollars at work.

Posted by Original Andrew | May 22, 2008 2:17 PM
11

I always get Blue Ridge and View Ridge mixed up.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | May 22, 2008 2:33 PM
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I wonder if there is a pattern of some sort here. There was another Latino who died of "homicidal violence" in Olympia this week.

Posted by Zander | May 22, 2008 2:53 PM
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I sure hope this is a freak occurance because I live a block down from where this happened. Wish we had more info....

Posted by enaana | May 23, 2008 6:46 PM
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Jonah--do you happen to have any updates here? I live in THE alley...and yes, did see the body all morning from my home and dodged the local news reporters to process what happened. Yes, the neighborhood is very hush-hush and I can't help but want to know more about the victim, how on earth he got to this alley (the alley itself isn't the mystery, but VR is more a destination than a "just-passing-through"). Do you have theories?

Posted by Shappy | May 23, 2008 11:17 PM
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I live right down the street and we have been trying to come up with theories on how someone could have ended up in this alley too. View Ridge isn't on the way to anyplace I can think of. Why would they choose this alley? Could the victim have been someone who was working on the new construction on the corner?

Posted by Enaana | May 24, 2008 5:37 PM
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Ah, such a good point and one we've thought of, too (the construction site. There are always trucks coming and going even late at night. Do post something if you find anything out, will you?

Posted by M.S. | May 25, 2008 8:04 PM
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I will post if I find anything out. In about a week, we are going to ask a friend of ours who is a police officer if he can dig around and give us any info....

Posted by Enaana | May 26, 2008 6:57 PM
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Could this be Latino gang related? Is it common to do a gang slaying this way (pull down the pants, stab, dump)?

Posted by dmom | May 27, 2008 6:18 PM
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Hmmm...I can't help but think the same thing--how disrespectful, no? At least they have identified the boy (only 18) (but from Bellevue!?). I'm curious to hear of any suspects and a possible scenario. I was relieved to see a memorial put at the site--I suspect it was mostly family but some neighbors.

Posted by M.S. | May 28, 2008 11:20 AM
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What we have heard is that he came to the US, to live with his uncle. He was attending Overlake HS and had saved up $1000.00 to send home. This is possibly the reason he was killed. So sad. I feel so sad for his family who thought he was coming here for a better life...

Posted by enaana | May 28, 2008 12:47 PM
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Ugh. Do we know yet if that's all true and/or where he came from? Oh, that's so sad....any ideas yet on how it all happened?

Posted by M.S. | May 28, 2008 2:49 PM
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We DO NOT know this is true, and honestly the more I think about it, the less I believe that story. I would have to imagine that this kid was into something badwith some bad people. My first guess would be a drug deal. I think there is much much more to this story. However, that is the story his friends from Overlake told.

Posted by enaana | May 28, 2008 7:58 PM
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Ah, too funny--that's exactly my line of thought, too. How strange to try and unravel the who, what, when, where of this oddity. I'll keep my eye out and ears open and post anything I hear. Thank you SO much for being a part of this discussion with me!

Posted by M.S. | May 28, 2008 10:05 PM
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I will do the same! I appreciate the discussion too!

Posted by enaana | May 29, 2008 10:41 AM
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He was only 18 years old he attended to Interlake High School at Bellevue he studied and worked at the same time. Many people say that he was kill because of his money he just cash his check out and he was carrying 1000 dollars that's probably one reason this happen he was going to send that money to his family in Mexico. He came two months ago he was really calm and friendly he was just getting used to the new culture. Rip Ivan Hernandez-Vazquez. We will miss him many friends and family are sad.

Posted by Mery | May 29, 2008 4:02 PM
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He was only 18 years old he attended to Interlake High School at Bellevue he studied and worked at the same time. Many people say that he was kill because of his money he just cash his check out and he was carrying 1000 dollars that's probably one reason this happen he was going to send that money to his family in Mexico. He came two months ago he was really calm and friendly he was just getting used to the new culture. Rip Ivan Hernandez-Vazquez. We will miss him many friends and family are sad.

Posted by Mery | May 29, 2008 4:02 PM
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He was only 18 years old he attended to Interlake High School at Bellevue he studied and worked at the same time. Many people say that he was kill because of his money he just cash his check out and he was carrying 1000 dollars that's probably one reason this happen he was going to send that money to his family in Mexico. He came two months ago he was really calm and friendly he was just getting used to the new culture. Rip Ivan Hernandez-Vazquez. We will miss him many friends and family are sad.

Posted by Mery | May 29, 2008 4:03 PM
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Oh, this is very, very, tragic. Thank you for sharing what you know and a look into his personality. We are so sorry this has happend and do hope the perpetrator(s) are identified soon. Do police have any idea yet how it happened? Deep condolences.

Posted by M.S | May 29, 2008 4:13 PM
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I just received an email explaining this story, and it is heartbreaking. I hope that the guilty are found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I'm so sorry for his family and friends.

Posted by enaana | May 29, 2008 7:35 PM

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