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Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Snohomish County homicides in 2012

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At least 18 deaths in Snohomish County in 2012 were ruled homicides. That figure doesn't include pending death investigations, or deaths from car accidents that may be prosecuted as vehicular homicides.

Homicide is a medical term for a death that resulted from the action of another person. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office determines the medical reason someone died. Whether that's murder, manslaughter or another kind of crime is decided in the courts.

In 2011, at least 11 deaths here were deemed homicides. Most of the victims were men. Among the common contributing circumstances are drug trafficking and domestic violence.

About 714,000 people live in Snohomish County and roughly 4,500 die each year. While the number of homicides in 2012 was roughly double the previous year, it is still incredibly rare.

Two of the homicides in 2012 involved children: the 7-year-old Camano Island girl who was shot by her 3-year-old brother in the family's van in Stanwood in March, and the Tulalip toddler who died from parental neglect on the reservation in October. Two more of the homicides were men killed by homeowners during alleged break-ins. Another man died in a shoot-out with officers near Arlington.

Several of the 2012 homicides remain under investigation. At least four were drug-related, and at least four were domestic-violence-related. Ten of the deaths involved firearms. In 2012, only one of the county's homicides happened within the Everett city limits, compared to almost half of the homicides in 2011.

Not included on the 2012 homicide list is Harold Caywood, 91. He died weeks after being beaten and mugged outside a south Everett gas station. His cause of death has not been determined. The investigation continues.

Snohomish County homicides in 2012

Death investigations often take months, and pending cases are not included. Also, deaths of local people may be investigated in neighboring counties if the victim dies in a hospital there.

DateVictim nameAgeGenderCity of residenceArea of deathManner of deathInvestigating agencyStatus of case
01/03Patrick Buckmaster30MTacomaMarysvilleFirearmSnohomish County Sheriff's OfficeCourt cases in progress.
01/09Johnny Sok22MEverettEverett SouthFirearmSnohomish County Sheriff's OfficeCharges declined.
02/08Kenneth Talley26MEdmondsSouth CountyFirearmSnohomish County Sheriff's OfficeCharges declined.
02/15Cynthia Goldman54FArlingtonArlingtonStrangulationArlington Police DepartmentCourt case in progress.
03/11Jenna Carlile7FCamano IslandKing CountyFirearmSnohomish County Sheriff's OfficeMistrial declared, declined to refile charges. Police internal in progress.
03/14Linda McNeely52FBothellBothellFirearmSnohomish County Sheriff's OfficeActive police investigation.
03/18Jacqueline Rothenbuhler59FMonroeMonroeIncised wound or stabbingMonroe Police DepartmentActive police investigation.
04/24Luis Verduzco23MEverettEverett SouthIncised wound or stabbingEverett Police DepartmentCourt case in progress.
06/30Martin Pickett48MHomelessArlingtonBlunt forceArlington Police DepartmentActive police investigation.
07/06Carrington Costa26MNavarre, Fla.MarysvilleFirearmMarysville Police DepartmentSuspect took own life.
07/15Ryan Mumm20MStanwoodEverett NorthFirearmSnohomish County Sheriff's OfficeCourt case in progress.
09/03Robert Endrizzi60MArlingtonArlingtonFirearmSnohomish Multiple Agency Response TeamSMART investigation in progress.
09/03Fernando Mendoza18MBurlingtonEast CountyFirearmSnohomish County Sheriff's OfficeCourt case in progress.
09/29Julia Randolph24FEverettSouth CountyBlunt forceSnohomish County Sheriff's OfficeActive police investigation.
10/08Chantel Craig1FMarysvilleEverett NorthOtherTulalip Police DepartmentRecently charged in federal court.
10/18Doris Murrill83FMarysvilleEverett NorthOtherMarysville Police DepartmentThe Medical Examiner's Office lists this death as a homicide. The police investigation is ongoing. They have declined to discuss the case.
10/27Lila Donaldson81FBothellBothellBlunt forceBothell Police DepartmentCourt case in progress.
10/29Sandra McIntyre26FMill CreekMill CreekFirearmMill Creek Police DepartmentSuspect took own life.

More online

  • Annual reports of Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.
  • "How We Die," a Herald Need to Know report from October 2011.
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