Redmond massage therapist found dead in Bellevue condominium | UPDATE

Nataliya Vabishchevich - Courtesy
Nataliya Vabishchevich
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Nataliya Vabishchevich, 35, was found dead in the entry way of her condominium in the 12700 block of Northeast 10th Place on Monday, and Bellevue Police say the death is a result of foul play.

A co-worker who was concerned the victim did not show up for work or call in, arrived at her residence and found her dead in the entry way with the door left open, according to Bellevue Police public information officer Carla Iafrate.

The call to 9-1-1 came in just before noon on Monday, but Iafrate said it was still uncertain when the incident took place.

Vabishchevich, a massage therapist at Eastside Life Chiropractic in Redmond and Pure Chiropractic Center in Bellevue, was a native of Belarus and lived with her 10-year-old son.

"She was the sweetest person you'd ever want to meet. She always had a smile on her face and always had something nice to say," said Dr. Eric Hansen, owner of the Redmond business where Vabishchevich worked two days a week for the last four years. She worked at the Bellevue business for two days a week, as well.

Hansen added that Vabishchevich "literally had a following" of customers who were pleased with her massage work.

According to the Eastside Life Chiropractic website, she was passionate about helping people achieve and maintain wellness through the art of massage. She was experienced in caring for all ages, from kids to adults including top athletes, pregnant mothers and injury victims.

The incident appears to be an isolated one, Iafrate said, with no immediate threat to the neighbors or the community. The road, which is located just off Northeast Eighth Street, is also home to a business park and Russian language school.

Police have not released any further information about cause of death, but are asking anyone who witnessed or has any information regarding this incident to phone the Tip Line at (425) 452-2564 or contact


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