Updated: Friday, July 13, at 4:23 p.m.
The male body found in Gig Harbor on Thursday has been identified as 33-year-old Leon Dwayne Baucham, Jr. of Puyallup, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner.
The cause of death has been determined as a gunshot wound to the torso. Officials are investigating his death as a homicide.
Updated: Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has initially identified the body as a 36-year-old man from East Pierce County, according to The News Tribune.
Around 10 p.m., authorities pulled the body from a ditch near Purdy in the 14900 block of 82nd Avenue NW.
Troyer tweeted that the body had “obvious signs of trauma due to homicide” and does not believe it’s a hit-and-run victim.
The also responded to assist with the crime scene.
Local residents who were walking their dog initially found the body, according to The Seattle Times.
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