City Marion Apartments Fire Ruled Arson, May Have Been Set By Last Remaining Tenant
posted by October 28 at 12:33 PMon
Seattle Fire Department investigators have determined that the blaze which killed 89-year-old Ed Jackson and injured one firefighter was intentionally set.
However, SPD is not investigating the case as a homicide.
As Dominic reported yesterday, Jackson—the former manager of the building—had ignored two orders from the Marion’s owner to vacate his first floor unit and was the last remaining tenant in the building, which had been scheduled for demolition.
Capitol Hill Seattle is reporting that a gun was found at the scene of the fire. SPD would not confirm, but it doesn’t appear that Jackson was the victim of foul play.
UPDATE: According to a source familiar with the investigation, Jackson was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
UPDATE 2: King County Medical Examiner confirms it was suicide.