Body found near Dockton Park

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the body of a 37-year-old woman in the water at Dockton Park Thursday, Dec. 6, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott.

The King County Medical Examiner identified her as Sarah L. Pacciarelli and indicated she died on Dec. 4 due to drowning. The examiner’s office said the manner of death was undetermined.

Pacciarelli reportedly lived aboard a boat moored in Quartermaster Harbor. Her husband returned to the boat after having been away and reported her missing at about 10 a.m. on Dec. 6. He had spotted her backpack, Abbott said, but had been unable to find her. Deputies arrived and located the woman’s body near shore.

Abbott said no foul play is suspected.

Pacciarelli’s Facebook page indicates she is from Utica, New York.

— Susan Riemer

More in News

VCA names interim director to top post

Interim director Allison Halstead Reid was chosen after a months-long search by the VCA board.

Islanders want new community council

A committee to form a new Vashon-Maury Island Community Council held its first meeting last week.

Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo
                                Srirup Kumar, community engagement officer for Impact Bioenergy, points to a systems diagram of the “circular economy” during an event at Vashon’s Matsuda Farm on Monday, Jan. 28.
BIO IMPACT: Auburn company urges Vashon’s farming community to change practices

Island farmers, entrepreneurs and residents spent a few hours at Matsuda Farm… Continue reading

Health care district considers consultant

Joe Kunkel, leader of a health care firm in Portland, Ore., could help with future provider talks

Park district weary of illegal dumping

The Vashon Park District has had to pay more attention to waste in recent years than ever before.

Event will consider end of life options

Volunteers of the Seattle-based nonprofit End of Life Washington will present.

Voice of Vashon radio personality dies

The former reporter was the host of “Brown Briefly” on Voice of Vashon. He was 84.

(File Photo).
Neighborcare clinic open Saturdays again

Clinic will be open again on Saturdays beginning Feb. 1.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Event held last week at Vashon Youth and Family Services’ Family Place honored civil rights leader.

Most Read