- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) - A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Seattle woman whose body was found in a car that was involved in a train wreck in Kent. Kent police said detectives quickly realized her injuries weren’t from the crash.

On Tuesday, her ex-boyfriend, a 37-year-old Tukwila man, was booked jail on investigation of homicide, court and jail records show. He is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday, The Seattle Times reported.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Destinie Gates-Jackson and determined she died from asphyxia due to strangulation at about 2 a.m. on April 22.

Kent Assistant Police Chief Jarod Kasner said a witness called 911 at 3 a.m. on April 22 and reported a car had collided with a train. The witness said the car stopped briefly but then drove off, Kasner said. Police officers found the vehicle nearby and began CPR on the woman but she was declared dead at the scene.

The male driver was arrested at the scene for a Department of Corrections violation.

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