Brent WoodAge 31 (born 10 May 1990)
3 Mar 2022
Seattle, Washington (USA)
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Brent's body was found near dumpsters behind a drugstore. They identified as nonbinary and had died from multiple blunt force trauma to the head.
The King County Medical Examiner has identified the [person] found murdered off E Olive Way behind the Broadway Rite Aid early Thursday morning. Investigators say he was beaten to death.
The victim has been identified as Brent Wood, 31. According to police reports and court records, Wood did not have a permanent address but received mail at a Compass Housing Alliance facility in Pioneer Square. UPDATE: Friends tell CHS Wood was an artistic [person] and is being mourned by many in the Capitol Hill community including the small businesses where he would do odd jobs and the fellow artists who got to know [them].
Wood had an “unwavering artistic view of the world around” and “immediate compassion and love for everyone [they] met,” Naith, a Capitol Hill talent buyer and owner of Bitchin Sits Pet Service tells CHS. “[They] often would be selling [their] art to support [themself] and was actively trying to get off the street,” Naith said.
CHS reported here on Thursday morning’s murder investigation as Wood was found dead in a pool of blood near the dumpsters behind the Broadway drugstore. According to the medical investigation, Wood was beaten to death and died of multiple blunt force injuries to [their] head.