'I do not feel safe in the city:' Neighbors unsettled after woman's body found in North Seattle alley

Seattle Police are investigating a death after a woman's body was found in a North Seattle alley.

According to police, a jogger flagged down officers around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday to say there was a woman down in the alley near N. 73rd St. and Greenwood Ave N.

 "I do not feel safe in the city at all not even at daylight. I want to be able to feel like I can walk in my neighborhood and feel safe," said neighbor Jo Kaden. "I feel so bad for the jogger who found her I just can’t even imagine. She must’ve been so terrified to find that."

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene to collect evidence. They said the King County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death.

A neighbor named Mike lives just feet away from where the body was discovered. He said, "Police indicated that there was a deceased person 28 to 32-years-of-age. Female. I had asked what had happened, and they had indicated that it was either a gunshot or a knife wound and they thought the person was dropped off in the alley."

This death investigation comes just a day after a woman was shot during a robbery two miles away in the Greenlake neighborhood.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SPD Tip Line at 206-233-5000.


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