Human remains were found in a suitcase along Duwamish Head in West Seattle on June 19.

Human remains were found in a suitcase along Duwamish Head in West Seattle on June 19.

Human remains in West Seattle identified

Bags of body parts were found in a suitcase along a West Seattle beach on June 19.

Medical examiners have identified the two bodies found last week in a suitcase at Duwamish Head in West Seattle.

On June 19, Seattle Police and Seattle Fire recovered several bags containing human remains that were located near the water in the 1100 block of Alki Avenue SW. The agencies initially responded to the area for reports of a suspicious suitcase washed up on the beach. Another bag was also found in the water, according to police.

Seattle Police homicide detectives, working closely with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, have identified the remains of two individuals found inside the bags last week.

The bodies have been identified 35-year-old Jessica Lewis, who died on June 16 from multiple gunshot wounds. The second body has been identified as 27-year-old Austin Wenner, who died on June 16 from a gunshot wound of the torso.

Both of the deaths have been ruled as homicides.

Seattle detectives previously said they do not believe this case is connected to any other investigations in the Puget Sound area.

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The investigation remains active. There are no suspects in custody.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department’s Violent Crimes tip line at 206-233-5000.




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