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WHEEL-Women in Black Vigil
March 8 @ 1:00 PM
After an unprecedented delay, Thursday, March 2, Women in Black received a new Medical Examiners Office list of King County homeless deaths by name, location and cause for the months of December 2016 through and including February 2017.
There were a shocking, heartbreaking and enraging number of outdoor/violent deaths on this list, totaling 22 altogether, and including FOUR hypothermia deaths in a one-week span in December.
On Wednesday, March 8th, from noon to 1 PM outside the Seattle Justice Center (5th/Cherry) we will stand to honor and remember these 22 beloved and not-forgotten people. We will put out a Public Statement at or before this vigil. Please join us as we call out these names and cry out for justice. We’ll be remembering:
**Henry Alexander, 41, who appears to have been hit by a car and killed in the 7200 block of Lake City Way on 12/8.
**Thomas Payne Jr, 59, who died of hypothermia at the 2900 block of Colorado S on 12/8.
**Aaron Roberts, 48, who died of hypothermia in Federal Way on 12/9.
**John Cress, 50, who died of hypothermia at 1419 Alaska Way S on 12/9.
**Jose Roman-Muniz, 51, who died of hypothermia at 7201 E Greenlake Dr N on 12/14.
**Robert C Patterson, 37, who died of natural causes at 408 Corson (Georgetown) on 12/20.
**Iris Cloud, 45, beloved of DESC, who died by OD at Courthouse Park on 12/24.
**Jeffrey Bierig, 27, who died of toxic asphyxia at the Jiffy Car Wash in SeaTac on 12/31.
**Nicole Williams, 36, who died on 1/7 at the 7900 bl Aurora; cause of death pending.
**Kevin W. Bouwkamp, 60, who appears to have been hit by a car and killed at MLK Way/Cherry on 1/9.
**Bruce Sarvis, 62, who died on 1/7 at an undisclosed location, unknown cause of death.
**Robert Trevino, 27, who died by OD at the Northgate Library on 1/20.
**Hong Ha, 52, who died on 1/18 at an undisclosed location, unknown cause of death.
**Patrice Pitts, 52, who was shot to death at 619 Third Avenue on 1/29.
**Drew Fife, 62, who died of natural causes at a Federal Way restaurant on 2/4.
**David Chaney, 23, who died of blunt force injury at 2501 N Northlake Way on 2/5.
**Kevin Hitchye, Jr, 24, who drowned in Federal Way on 2/8.
**Paul Duran, 46, who died of sepsis at Aurora Ave N/John St on 2/14.
**Lannette Deffley, 52, who died at an undisclosed location on 2/17, unknown cause of death.
**Mark Rice, 67, who died of natural causes at Franklin Ave E/E Blaine on 2/21.
**Kerry Ewing, 56, who died at Terminal 30 on 2/21; cause of death pending.
**James McGinnis, 62, who died at 8th/Pike on 2/23; cause of death pending.