A man's body was found in a parking lot near Heads or Tails sports bar in North Seattle.
A man’s body was found early Friday in a parking lot near the Heads or Tails sports bar on Aurora Avenue North and North 125th Street.
After a worker from a nearby business called about finding the body, the Seattle police and fire departments responded to the scene before 6 a.m. Friday, said Officer Lauren Lovanhill, a SPD spokeswoman. The man was dead when police arrived.
About 7 a.m., police tape lined the parking lot as about eight police officers stood by. A man was lying face down beneath a wall painted with a Seahawks logo. The man’s pants were at his knees.
Lovanhill said the scene was being treated as a death investigation, but that homicide detectives also were investigating “out of precaution.”
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She said the police did not know when the man died or his identity.
Earlier, police responded to a shooting on Ravenna Avenue Northeast and Northeast 65th Street that left a man in his 20s dead Friday. That incident was linked to an earlier hit-and-run of a Seattle police officer on southbound Interstate 5.
“There’s no reason to believe this is connected at all,” Lovanhill said.
Two women arrived at Heads or Tails, briefly talked to police, then unlocked and entered the sports bar shortly after 7 a.m.
A woman who answered the phone at the sports bar said she didn’t have any information on the man’s identity.
Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole was seen briefly at the scene.
“She was already out earlier for the investigation (in Ravenna). She decided to stop by,” Lovanhill said.