Detectives ask for community’s help with Duvall suspicious death investigation; deceased man identified

The City of Duvall recently released more information regarding a deceased man found on city property on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

On Thursday March 8th, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on the male and according to the city, while the exact cause of death has yet to be determined, pending toxicology results, the deceased has been identified as: Andrew Chapin, a white male, 34 years of age, with recent ties to the City of Everett and Pierce County. Mr. Chapin’s next of kin has been notified.

Chapin was discovered in the 26500 block of NE 145th Street around noon Wednesday when Duvall Police and Fire responded to reports of an unresponsive person. According to a city press release, initial observations showed the deceased man was found under suspicious circumstances in a city owned stormwater pond right next to NE 145th Street.

The Duvall Police Department, along with Detectives of the Coalition of Small Police Agencies Major Crimes Task Force say they are and will continue to exhaust all investigative efforts toward the determination of events that lead Mr. Chapin to Duvall.

Detectives believe that someone has helpful information on the events leading Mr. Chapin to Duvall and will assist in resolving this incident. They are asking for help from the community and anyone who may have seen Mr. Chapin over the past 48 hours – or anyone who may have information regarding his activities during this same time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Duvall Police Department tip line at 425-556-2500 or remain anonymous and call CRIME-STOPPERS at 1-800- 222-TIPS. You can also submit tips via the web or a mobile tip at

The city hopes with the community’s help they can provide much-needed closure to Mr. Chapin’s family, and the Duvall Community. CRIME-STOPPERS is offering $1000 for information leading to solving this case.

Via press release the City of Duvall stated it “wanted to re-assure the community that there is no reason to believe their safety is in jeopardy and this is an isolated incident.”

Photo of Andrew Chapin released by the City of Duvall.

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