Man Found Dead in Commerce Building Was Murdered – Suspect Arrested

November 13, 2018

Police Blotter


An Everett Police Officer in the lobby of the Commerce Building on Hewitt early Sunday morning September 9th

We first told you in September about the death of a man at the Commerce Building on Hewitt. That case has been ruled a murder and Everett Police have made an arrest. Here is an update in this morning from Aaron Snell at EPD.

Arrest made after detectives investigate the death of a male in Everett.

On September 9th, officers responded to reports of a deceased male found in the hallway of the Commerce Building (1803 Hewitt Ave). During the initial investigation, the cause of death could not be established but detectives interviewed the occupants of an apartment where it was believed the deceased male had been. Once the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide, detectives determined an assault occurred during which the deceased victim, identified as 52 year-old Charles P. Hatem of Everett, was struck multiple times before being dragged into the hallway where he died.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, a 40 year-old Lynden man was arrested yesterday and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on probable cause for manslaughter (RCW 9A.32.060) charges.

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