Remains found in St. Edwards Park identified as Kenmore man

Brian Frank MacDonald - Contributed photo
Brian Frank MacDonald
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The human remains found by two students in St. Edwards Park last Thursday have been identified as a missing Kenmore man.

The King County Medical Examiner confirmed the remains belonged to Kenmore resident Brian MacDonald, who was reported missing on April 4, 2006. MacDonald, who was 46 at the time of his disappearance, dropped his daughter off at school and told her he was going for a walk. He was never seen again. Detectives said they are looking into MacDonald’s activities at the time of his disappearance but there is no indication of foul play.

A post on states that MacDonald was in the process of a divorce and unemployed at the time of his disappearance. The site also states that MacDonald often took long walks. He also left his wallet at home.

MacDonald’s remains were found last Thursday in a wooded area near in a remote corner of the Bastyr University campus in St Edwards Park, about 100 feet from the intersection of N.E. Juanita Drive and N.E. 143rd Street.

Detectives were called to the wooded area about 10 feet from a busy trail used by hikers and mountain bikers. The students originally found a skull and some long bones and reported it to Bastyr University, which in turn contacted the Kenmore Police Department.

The King County Medical Examiner confirmed Thursday the original remains were human. The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Major Crimes detectives were out at the scene by 1 p.m. on Friday searching a small 40-foot area.

On Saturday, more remains were found by Search and Rescue personnel as they searched a wider area.



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