Body near Maltby was missing Kenmore mother; it was homicide

Jamie Haggard went missing two years ago. The medical examiner confirmed her identity this week.

Jamie Catherine Haggard (NamUs)

Jamie Catherine Haggard (NamUs)

A body found off a roadside months ago near Maltby was identified this week to be Jamie Haggard, the mother of two who disappeared from Kenmore in 2016.

Haggard, 27, had not contacted her family since June 8, 2016, with no activity on her bank account, phone or social media, according to King County detectives.

Family reported her missing days later. Her disappearance was ruled suspicious.

The next month, King County sheriff’s investigators excavated her yard on NE 145th Street in Kenmore, searching for signs of her body. A tip a year later led a crew to return to the home, to dig again in the back yard. But no remains were found.

This past May, a Snohomish County litter cleanup team uncovered a suitcase, a blanket and a decomposed body in the woods off a bend in Downes Road. The brushy roadside is just north of the Echo Falls golf course, about 11 miles northeast of Haggard’s home. Almost all of that distance can be traveled via Highway 522.

Detectives immediately suspected that the person in the woods had been killed. Because of the circumstances, they couldn’t easily determine the gender and other details.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office sent out evidence for lab testing in May and recently confirmed the identity as Jamie Catherine Haggard. She had two daughters.

The death was ruled homicide this week. The exact method of how she died was not released.

As of Thursday, the King County Sheriff’s Office had not publicly identified any suspects. Tips can be directed to 206-296-3311.

Caleb Hutton: 425-339-3454; chutton@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @snocaleb.

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