Questions still surround injured man found in road in Redmond

Case remains open more than a month later.

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:47am
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The Redmond Police Department has yet to uncover what happened to a 38-year-old man who was found in the road in Redmond on July 29.

He had head injuries when he was discovered in the middle of West Lake Sammamish, by a person driving by just after midnight.

The man, who was identified by police as Francis Gaspar, was conscious when police arrived but later died of his injuries at a local hospital. Police were unable to interview the victim before he succumbed to his injuries — blunt force trauma to the head.

Gaspar worked for the Transportation Security Administration at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, his obituary indicates. He was originally from Oakland, California and his last address was in the Rainier Beach area of south Seattle.

To piece together what happened, police searched the area for any cameras, but were unable to find any footage captured nearby.

At the time Gaspar’s car, a black 2014 Volkswagen Passat with the WA License plate BGY8240, was missing. Police found his car a week later at Perrigo Park, in the Bear Creek area of Redmond, said PD spokesperson Andrea Wolf-Buck.

Detectives collected evidence from the car after obtaining a search warrant. Evidence is still being processed, Wolf-Buck said. And police still welcome any information on what happened to Gaspar. People with information can call 425-556-2500 or leave an anonymous tip at: bit.ly/RPDCrimeTip

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