Cold cases: Help identify unknown people found dead in King County

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office is hoping forensic sketches of people who have died will help lead to their identification.

At any given time, there are about 40,000 unidentified remains in the United States –  around 50 in King County. Washington’s only forensic anthropologist, Dr. Kathy Taylor, investigates these remains with help from law enforcement, and she has released these sketches to see if you can help too.

Flip through the photo gallery to find out what we know about the remains. If you have information about any of these cases, please call the King County Medical Examiner’s Office at 206-731-3232, ext. 1.


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If you know someone who has gone missing, it is important to report them. Once a missing person is in our system, we can use familial DNA to help make connections to any unidentified remains that are brought into our office.

Check back on our website at to peruse our cold cases.

Originally posted on July 12, 2018.

One thought on “Cold cases: Help identify unknown people found dead in King County

  1. Please know that you are appreciated. Knowing that someone is always on the lookout for those who may not have been able to look out for themselves in good, Continue the good work that all of you do and “Thank you” very much.


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