The King County Medical Examiner on Monday identified as Silvano Ruiz-Perez the man whose body turned up on March 24 in a field near or on the site of the former Valley 6 Outdoor Theaters.
The KCME estimates that Mr. Ruiz died on March 23 of a single shotgun wound to his upper extremities, and it classified the manner of death as homicide.
Although the KCME was unable to say where Ruiz-Perez had been living at the time of his death, initial police reports identified him as a Kent resident.
Auburn Police found Ruiz-Perez’ body that Sunday at the site near the northern edge of the city off of South 277th Street.
The call to police came in at about 9 a.m.
From the start, Auburn Police detectives had classified the case as a homicide.