By Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) - The man whose body was found in Matthews Beach Park on Sunday was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Renard Benton, 36.

The Seattle Times reports his death was ruled a homicide from blunt injuries of the head and neck.

Benton’s body was found in Thornton Creek, inside the park, around 11 a.m., police said.

Matthews Beach Park is a 22-acre park and Seattle’s largest freshwater bathing beach, located on the shores of Lake Washington in the 5100 block of Northeast 93rd Street, according to the parks department.

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