Another homicide in Seabeck; 30-year-old man found dead in road near Scenic Beach State Park

SEABECK – A person found in the road on the 9300 block of Misery Point Road NW, near Scenic Beach State Park, late Feb. 18 died violently, and the death is being called a homicide, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Detective Lt. Earl Smith of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department said the individual was a 30-year-old man, believed to be a Kitsap resident. Officials were attempting to contact next of kin Feb. 19.

A passerby saw the body and called 9-1-1 at 11:29 p.m. Feb. 18, Smith said. Patrol deputies and Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue personnel went to the scene; CKF&R personnel tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the man and pronounced him dead at the scene, Smith said.

“Detectives were called to the scene when it was determined that the subject had died of homicidal violence,” the department reported. “If anyone has any information about this homicide, please call 9-1-1. Additional details will be released as the investigation continues.”

Smith would not disclose how or where the man died, only that his death was the result of “homicidal violence.”

The 30-year-old man is the fifth homicide victim in Seabeck in less than a month. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department and two federal agencies are still investigating the Jan. 27 deaths of four members of the Careaga family, at 13417 Tenino Drive, 7.5 miles south of where the 30-year-old man was found on Misery Point Road. Investigators have repeatedly said they don’t believe the Jan. 27 killings were random, that John D. Careaga was the target, and that the public is not in danger.

On Feb. 19, Smith said it was “too early in the investigation” to say whether the latest death and the Careaga family murders are connected.