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Man arrested in connection with remains found in suitcases on Seattle beach

Man arrested in connection with remains found in suitcases on Seattle beach
Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 14:17:25-04

A 62-year-old man is accused of killing two people, after their remains were found in suitcases left on a Seattle area beach.

The man was taken into custody this week for the murder of two people, according to Seattle police. Court records show the man knew the victims, and there was a disagreement over rent money.

In mid-June, several bags containing human remains were found in the water and on the beach in an area of West Seattle. Police got a call from people who found the bags.

The remains were identified a few weeks later as a 27-year-old man and 35-year-old female. KING5 reports the victims are Jessica Lewis, who died from multiple gunshot wounds, and Austin Wenner who died of a gunshot wound to the torso.

A judge set bail at $5 million.