At approximately 3:15 p.m. this afternoon, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’ helicopter rescue team located the vehicle belonging to 89 year-old Ethel O’Neil who has been missing since July 16. The vehicle, a 1987 Chevy Nova, was located in bushes off the 13400 block of 12th St NE in Lake Stevens. The flight crew investigated and found the occupant inside the vehicle to be deceased.
At this time, there is no identity of the occupant. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will take custody of the body to make identification and notify family as well as establish cause and manner of death.
Everett Police detectives are assisting with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit death investigation.