Medical Examiner identifies 18-year-old man found dead in Lea Hill’s Berkshire Glen Park

The King County Medical Examiner has identified the man whose body was found at Berkshire Glen Park on Lea Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 1 as 18-year-old Nazar Motrunchyk of Auburn.

According to Auburn Police Cmdr. Mike Hirman, Motrunchyk had been in the park for several hours, and there were no signs of trauma or violence on his body.

A determination of the cause of death waits on the results of toxicology tests, according to a KCME spokesperson.

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