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Update: Mukilteo homicide victim identified

Body of 67-year-old Mukilteo man found in Skagit County


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 11:12am

A Mukilteo man, the apparent victim of a homicide, has been identified by the Snohomish Medical Examiner’s office.

Howard P. Benzel, 67, was found near State Route 9 between State Route 534 and Big Lake Boulevard in Skagit County on Monday, March 30.

In an April 1 news release, the Snohomish Medical Examiner’s office wrote that the cause of death was blunt force injuries and the cause of death was homicide.

Everett Police Major Crimes detectives arrested a 40-year-old man. He remains in custody at Snohomish County Jail.

Based on information from a passerby, detectives traveled to Skagi...

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