Helicopter circling in the sky, fire engine blaring and police cars all lit up in blue - this past hour at the Cedar River near Williams St. http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=2037457880027604272&postID=2478667783131281153bridge. A dead body was seen floating in the water by some walkers on the river trail and pulled out onto the lawn in front of the Renton Senior Activity Center.
A young man who was one of the four initial people to see the corpse in the water, said that the body was short in stature (5'4" to 5'5"), short darkish hair and wearing a gray shirt and black puffy jacket and could not say whether it was female or male. The body was stiff though, when pulled from the river.
Three homeless men, concerned that it might be someone they knew, were assured by Renton Police that it wasn't a friend or acquaintance. This is news about Renton that will make the TV screen tonight in our homes, so hopefully we will be able to get the rest of the story.
UPDATE: Seems that the body was that of Gerald "Jerry" Selden, missing since last night - here is a link
Further Update: Here is the link from yesterday asking for help in locating the missing Vietnam Vet, Jerry
My prayers go out to the family that lost Jerry, and I am sorry this turned out to be him