Body found along the road east of Hobart

Captain Tim Meyer of the King County Sheriff’s Office said he was “not aware of any immediate concerns for public safety.”

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash – Investigators closed Southeast 208 in rural King County for most of Wednesday after a person was found dead along the way.

The two-lane road runs for several miles northeast of Maple Valley.

Jessica Hobley lives in the outback of the county and says the road has no real public access, instead it connects a few homes with the town and onto Highway 18.

“Horrible, I mean it was really scary. I mean you hear about things like this happening anywhere, except where you live,” Hobley said. “It’s a one-lane road and it’s all dirt – maybe only five miles with nothing before you get to any houses.”

Investigators have locked down access to the area and only allowed some residents to return home. By Wednesday afternoon, the King County Medical Examiner’s truck was spotted leaving the area.

In an email, Captain Tim Meyer of the King County Sheriff’s Office told KING 5 he was “not aware of any immediate concern for public safety”.

Over the weekend, in light of a number of unverified social media reports related to death investigations around the county, the sheriff’s office released a statement saying it had “no evidence.” assert this for any case under our jurisdiction”.

This is an evolving story. Check for updates again.

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