Redmond police are investigating the suspicious death of a man found with serious injuries in the middle of West Lake Sammamish Parkway on July 29. A person driving by saw the man, identified as 38-year-old Francis Gaspar, just after midnight and called 911.
Gasper was conscious when police arrived, said Redmond Police Department spokesperson Andrea Wolf-Buck, but died at a local hospital a day later. Police were unable to interview the victim before his passing.
According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim died from blunt force trauma to the head but further details are still pending, police said.
Police searched the area for any cameras, Wolf-Buck said. However, there’s a small number of businesses in the area where the man was found and little chance of foot traffic or witnesses.
Little information is known of this case. Police know that Gaspar — a man originally from California — has a last known address in south Seattle in the Rainier Beach area, but don’t know about his local ties to Redmond.
Redmond police are requesting to be contacted if Gaspar’s car is located. It is a black 2014 Volkswagen Passat bearing the WA license plate BGY8240. Police are asking anyone who might have information or knew the victim to call 425-556-2500 or leave an anonymous tip at: bit.ly/RPDCrimeTip
“We’re hoping to get some help from anyone who knows anything,” Wolf-Buck said.