In MLT: Deaths of two men, two days apart


Deaths from non-natural causes are a fairly rare occurrence in Mountlake Terrace, so when there is one in a month it’s unusual; when there are two, it’s noteworthy.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has identified a 41-year-old male found deceased in a home in the 23400 block of 55th Avenue West on October 12 as Ryan Piller. No specific cause of death has been determined, but the Mountlake Terrace Police Department suspects a possible drug overdose.

On the following day, Oct. 13, a 48-year-old man, identified as Brian Watson, was found deceased in a garage in the 7100 block of 226th Place Southwest. The medical examiner’s office has not released its final determination for cause-of-death, but initial indications point to asphyxiation by car exhaust.

Though occurring approximately 24 hours of each other, the deaths of Piller and Watson were not related.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here