Human remains found in Black Diamond; investigation underway

BLACK DIAMOND, Wash. (AP) — King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains near a Black Diamond housing development under construction southeast of Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports on Tuesday evening, a man was hiking along a trail through a wooded area when something off the trail caught his eye.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Abbott says the man found the remains and called 911.

He says Black Diamond police responded to the scene and officers guarded the remains overnight.

Abbott says Black Diamond police contacted detectives in the sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit and asked them to take over the investigation.

According to the Black Diamond Police Department’s website, the department has 11 commissioned police officers, including the police chief, but no detectives.