Father, teens found dead in Renton starved to death
A man and his two teenage daughters were emaciated and there was no food in the house, according to coroners.
RENTON, washing — Editor’s note: The above video of a father and two daughters found dead in a Renton apartment was originally broadcast on December 13, 2021.
A father and his two daughters found dead in a Renton flat last year died of starvation, the coroner found.
The King County Medical Examiner found no apparent cause of death when the bodies were found in December 2021 and withheld the manner and cause of death pending a toxicology analysis. The examiners published their findings on Thursday.
The father, identified as Manuel Gil, and his 16- and 17-year-old daughters were emaciated and there was no food in the home, according to the coroner. Investigators found written materials about fasting.
Protein and calorie deficiency – better known as starvation – was identified as the cause of death, as no other pathological or toxicological causes were found.
Gil’s death was ruled a suicide due to the time of death. The girls’ manner of death was unclear because, according to coroners, there is no way to determine their mental state and intent.
Gil and the two teenagers were found dead on December 11, 2021 in an apartment on the 300 block of Factory Avenue North.
There were no signs of trauma or visible trauma to the bodies. At the time Renton Police said the flat was in “really good condition” and “unusually tidy”.
Renton Detective Robert Onishi said, “We don’t generally see situations like this.”
If anyone has facts about this incident that have not been shared with police, they should contact Onishi at firstname.lastname@example.org and Reference Case 21-12197.
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