The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking assistance in identifying the unidentified remains listed below. It is our hope that the use of the Internet will greatly expand our reach and assist in finding relatives or friends of these persons. If you have any information regarding any of the unidentified individuals listed here please contact our office at (425) 438-6200 or by email. NOTICE: All emails, and attachments, sent to and from Snohomish County are public records and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56).
Call 911 to report someone missing. If you have reported someone missing over 5 years ago and they are still missing, call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office (425) 388-3393 (then press “0”) with the person’s full name and date of birth to check that they are still entered as a missing person; older cases may have been inadvertently removed from the database. If you check with the Sheriff's Office and they tell you that the person you are missing is not in the system, ask that they take a new missing person report.
The drawings below are by a forensic artist and are an interpretation of what the decedents may have looked like or may have looked similar to. Hairstyle and color and eye color are guesses. Our hope is that you see a resemblance in the likeness and be able to provide more information that may lead to an identity
On September 7, 1977 a bulldozer operator discovered human remains in the Marysville landfill. It is believed that the garbage the decedent was found with came from a business area in Seattle. The remains were determined to be a white male with a fair complexion, long black hair, 25-40 years of age, 5'10"-6'0" tall, with long delicate fingers. He is estimated to have been deceased about six weeks prior to his discovery. The cause and manner of death are undetermined.
On January 3, 1979, a duck hunter discovered the partially skeletonized human remains in the mud flats west of SR 529 and south of Steamboat Slough near Marysville, WA. The decedent is a Native American or White male, 30-70 years old, approximately 5' tall. Clothing included a red/orange and white/gray plaid shirt, khaki pants and a 33-34" belt. The left femur showed an un-set fracture, so he most likely would have had a noticeable uneven gait. The cause and manner of death are undetermined.
On June 20, 1980, the decedent was found in the Snohomish River near Dagmar's Landing. He was wearing a tan, short sleeved shirt that buttons down the front, a white Health Knit brand undershirt (40-42), blue swim trunks with white stripes on the sides, and a pair of tan "carpenter-type" Big Mac coveralls. He is a Caucasian male, 20-40 years of age, 5'5"-6'0" tall, 160#, unknown eye and hair color. The cause of death is drowning. The manner of death is Undetermined. He was not identified at the time and was buried at Cypress Lawn Cemetery on June 30, 1980. He was exhumed on October 24, 2018 for identification and next of kin notification.
On July 23, 1980, the decomposed remains of a Native American male were found in the Stillaguamish River 1/2 mile northwest of the Interstate 5 Bridge over the river. The decedent is an adult male less than 60 years of age and had graying hair. He was about 5'6" tall, 150 pounds. He was wearing a red shirt, undergarments, jacket, pants, socks, black leather Oxford-type ("Winthrop Shoes") arch support shoes. He was also wearing a size 40 brown leather belt with a belt buckle with the initials "GRN" on it. The cause of death appears to be either natural or drowning and the manner of death is undetermined.
On August 3, 1980 a landowner discovered skeletal remains near Stanwood Bryant Road at Pilchuck Creek partially buried in a shallow grave. The remains were determined to be male, White or Hispanic, between the ages of 18-50, estimated to be 5'3"-5'11" tall and unknown weight. It is estimated that he had been deceased for at least one year. The cause of death is gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is Homicide.
On February 28, 1991 a fisherman on the Skykomish River near Startup found human remains on the river bank. Additional remains were discovered near High Bridge Road in Monroe on March 27, 1991. On August 21, 1991, citizens swimming in the south Snohomish River near Shorts School Road and Nevers Road near Snohomish discovered partial human remains in the river. Autopsy and DNA testing associated all of the remains to a white male, unknown age, unknown height, and unknown weight. The cause of death is homicidal violence.
On October 10, 2009, a US Forest Service survey crew found a human skull off of Beckler River Road near Skykomish, Washington. No other remains were located. The skull is a female about 40 years of age or older, unknown race, unknown height and unknown weight. The decedent may have been deceased for as long as one year to over ten years. The cause and manner of death are undetermined.