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Daravuth Van Obituary, Victim faces second murder charge in killings of homeless men in Seattle

Daravuth Van Obituary – Liam Kryger, a 25-year-old man from Seattle, is now facing two murder charges for the brutal killings of homeless men in the city in February.

On Monday, May 20, Kryger was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Paul Ewell, which occurred on February 10 near the Seattle Men’s Chorus building on 12th Avenue. Previously, Kryger had been charged with first-degree murder in March for the killing of Daravuth Van, whose body was discovered on February 22 near the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Seneca Street.

Kryger was apprehended on March 3 after the police identified him from surveillance images that had been distributed to local law enforcement agencies. According to documents, on March 2, a patrolling officer spotted an individual matching the suspect’s description walking in Seattle and carrying a “tubular object” by his side. When detectives pursued the suspect, he fled and later, in the area where he had been running, detectives discovered an abandoned ax hidden in the bushes.

During a post-arrest interview, Kryger confessed to purchasing the ax at Lowe’s and admitted to discarding it in the bushes “when he felt like he didn’t need it anymore.” Following Kryger’s arrest, his cellphone records were examined, as stated in court documents. Investigators discovered internet searches related to Ewell’s killing, including articles about the incident published in various local news outlets. Additionally, phone location data indicated that Kryger’s phone was in the vicinity of the Men’s Chorus at the time of Ewell’s death and in the area where Van’s body was found near Town Hall.

Approximately a week after Ewell’s murder, a surveillance camera was installed in the vicinity of the Men’s Chorus building. The footage revealed that Kryger returned to the location where Ewell’s body had been discovered on February 19, more than a week after the crime took place. According to court documents, the footage showed Kryger inspecting “the otherwise unremarkable alcove” where Ewell had been found at around 2:15 a.m. Around 2:27 a.m. on the morning of February 22, a person wearing a striped knit hat and carrying a backpack with a long handle protruding from it, later identified as Kryger, was captured on camera passing by Van multiple times.

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