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ARREST MADE IN SULTAN'S MAN DEATH
November 13, 2015
(SULTAN, WA) -- A 49-year old Spokane man has been arrested on suspicion of 2nd degree murder in the death of a 61-year old†Sultan†man. †
The death was considered suspicious based on the injuries visible to detectives, although cause and manner of death are still pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. †
"Detectives believe the suspect fatally assaulted the victim after a physical confrontation between the two men last week," according to a statement from the Snohomsh County Sheriff's office.
The body of the†Sultan†man was discovered in a wooded area near the†32600 block of 132nd St SE on October 29. †
Positive ID of the victim is still pending from the Medical Examiner's office.
Update: The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has since identified the victim in this case as 61-year-old Donald Hosier from Gold Bar, Washington.
The medical examiner said he died from†homicidal violence. Police have not released what relationship existed between the two men or if there was a relationship.
Police have also not released the nature or date of the alleged physical confrontation between the two.