Police: Suspects arrested after human remains found outside of Shelton

Authorities made arrests Monday after human remains were found in a rural area in Mason County.

According to Shelton Police, the remains of the man were found outside the city on Monday and are believed to be an adult who was previously reported missing.

Police said it was believed that the man was killed in Shelton and then the remains were placed elsewhere in Mason County.

The Mason County Medical Examiner on Tuesday identified the victim as 27-year-old Derrick Wily. Officials said the initial cause of death was due to blunt trauma, but an official cause will be announced after an autopsy is conducted. 


Shelton Police and Mason County sheriff's deputies arrested the suspects in this case at a home in Shelton around 7:00 p.m on Monday.

Investigators said they believe the suspects and victim knew each other and this was not a random act. One suspect was booked for investigation of homicide and the second suspect for criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct, according to Mason County Prosecutor Mike Dorcy. 

Bail is set for one suspect at $1 million, and the second suspect's bail set for $250,000. The deadline for filed charges is set for Nov. 30th, and arraignment on Dec. 7th.