Burien man charged with murder tops police blotter

Burien man charged with second-degree murder after police locate body of ex-wife
According to the King County Prosecutors Office, 41-year-old Telesforo Hernandez-Roa of Burien was charged with “Murder in the Second Degree” after the body of his ex-wife, Ruth Castillo-Yanez, was located by police at the Kent Park and Ride on July 20th. Telesforo first came in contact with the Seattle Police Department just after 10:00 a.m. on the same day, police approached him walking in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood because his shirt was turned inside out and he was covered in blood. The man proceeded to tell police that his ex-wife had been cheating on him and that her “new lover” had been sending him nude photos of her. When Kent police located the victim’s body, they found evidence of a struggle outside of her vehicle and found that she had been stabbed over 25 times. Telesforo Hernandez-Roa remains in custody with bail set at $2 million. Arraignment is scheduled for August 4 at 9 a.m. in courtroom GA at the Maleng Regional Justice Center.

Police investigate juveniles shooting victims with B.B. gun in North Highline
According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, police are currently investigating reports of “juveniles” in the North Highline neighborhood of unincorporated King County. On the evening of July 14th, the resident of a home located on the 11000 block of 5th Avenue South called police after being struck in the right arm with a B.B. while sitting on her porch. The woman told police that she ran to her fence and saw three “possibly Hispanic” males, between the ages of 15 and 17, fleeing through her neighbor’s yard. She was unable to identify the suspects. Anyone with information about this event or crimes that could be related are asked to contact the King County Sheriff’s Department.

Crimes reported between July 6 and July 20

Home and Business Break-in/Burglary:
2400 Blk S. 135th St., 14400 Blk Des Moines Memorial Dr., 4000 Blk S. 164th St., 17200 Blk 33rd Ave. S., 3400 Blk S. 173rd St., 9600 Blk 28th Ave. S., 400 Blk S.W. 110th Ln., 9600 Blk 25th Ave. S.W., 10200 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 11000 Blk 16th Ave. S.W., 9800 Blk 28th Ave. S.W., 10200 Blk 3rd Ave. S.W., 9800 Blk Occidental Ave. S., 100 Blk S. 152nd St., 100 Blk S.W. 148th St., 17600 Blk 1st Ave. S., 15800 Blk 1st Ave. S., 100 Blk S.W. 148th St., 13400 Blk 1st Ave. S., 800 Blk S.W. 149th St., 100 Blk S.W. 160th St., 15500 Blk 1st Ave. S.

Auto Thefts/Break-in:
10100 Blk 8th Ave. S., 1600 Blk S. 93rd. St., 10600 Blk 14th Ave. S.,1600 Blk S.W. 100th St., 10600 Blk 14th Ave. S.W., 9600 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 15800 Blk 9th Ave. S.W., 12000 Blk 1st Ave. S.

Assault/Violence:
9600 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 9800 Blk 15th Ave. S.W., 11400 Blk 5th Ave. S., 15000 Blk Ambaum Blvd. S.W., 16200 Blk Sylvester Rd., 200 Blk S. 162nd St., 13700 Blk 12th Ave. S.W., 15700 Blk 1st Ave. S., 16000 Blk Intl. Blvd. S.

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