Human skull found at Seattle park prompts homicide investigation

A human skull was found Wednesday in a fenced-off area at Be'er Sheva Park in Seattle with evidence that the victim had been stabbed, officials said.

A homicide investigation is underway in Seattle after a human skull was discovered last week at a local park with signs of foul play, authorities said Monday.

The human remains were found in Be’er Sheva Park on Lake Washington in the city’s Rainier Beach neighborhood just after 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the Seattle Police Department said.

A Seattle Parks employee told police he found the skull while cleaning debris from a fenced-off area of the park.

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A Parks employee discovered the skull while cleaning debris in a fenced-off area of the park last week, police said.

A Parks employee discovered the skull while cleaning debris in a fenced-off area of the park last week, police said. (Google Street View, File)

The King County Medical Examiner analyzed the human skull and found evidence that the victim had been stabbed. The death was ruled a homicide.

Analysis of the human skull found evidence of a stabbing and the death was ruled a homicide.

Analysis of the human skull found evidence of a stabbing and the death was ruled a homicide. (iStock)

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No further details about the victim or the circumstances of the death were immediately available.

Homicide detectives are investigating after the human skull was found at Be'er Sheva Park in a Seattle neighborhood.

Homicide detectives are investigating after the human skull was found at Be’er Sheva Park in a Seattle neighborhood. (Genna Martin/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

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Detectives with the Seattle Police Department are leading the investigation.

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