Update, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22: The King County Medical Examiner has identified the man found dead in Redmond last Thursday as Hayden Powell, 26.
The cause of Powell's death is still pending, according to the medical examiner's office, and could take several more weeks to determine.
Original story, Oct. 18: A passerby discovered a man's body Thursday morning in a wooded area near Bear Creek behind the Safeway store in the 17200 block of Redmond Way.
Lt. Charlie Gorman said the Redmond Fire Department received a call at around 9:45 a.m. reporting an unresponsive person in the area. Emergency officials arrived a short time later and determined the man, believed to be in his 20s, was deceased.
Gorman said police officials have periodically received reports of transient individuals in that area, and added that it “looks like (the man) might have spent the night down here.” Foul play is not suspected at this time, Gorman said.
Police are waiting for the arrival of the King County Medical Examiner, who will determine the official cause of death. Patch will update this story when more information is available.