Body parts found in Eastlake linked to murder victim

UPDATE: The Seattle Times reports that the murder victim whose body parts were found under the Ship Canal Bridge is Donald S. Meyer, a 53-year-old Ballard man.

The Seattle Police Department is reporting this morning that body parts found under the Ship Canal Bridge in December belong to a murder victim discovered last July.

According to the SPD, DNA tests confirm that the body parts found in the 3100 block of Fairview Ave. E. on the morning of Dec. 10, 2011, belong to a 53-year-old man whose torso was discovered at a recycling plant in Georgetown in July, 2011.

The SPD Blotter quotes Seattle Police Department Homicide Unit Lieutenant Steve Wilske as saying: 

“We’ve been able to link the two sets of remains. They are from the same person.”

The case is still being investigated, Lt. Wilske is quoted as saying, adding that detectives believe it was “not a random act.”

Three volunteers from Heroes for the Homeless were checking the hillside on the morning of Dec. 10 when a volunteer stepped on a plastic bag containing a human leg. 

The Seattle P-I has more details on the case.

Our post from December is here.