Chehalis detectives investigating ‘suspicious’ death of 84-year-old man 


The Chehalis Police Department is investigating the death of an 84-year-old Chehalis man who was found at a residence in the 300 block of South Market Boulevard on Thursday. 

Officers with the Chehalis Police Department were dispatched to a report of “a possibly unresponsive male” at approximately 8:57 a.m. on April 11, according to a news release from the police department. 

“When medical staff arrived, they determined the male was deceased,” the Chehalis Police Department stated in the news release. “Based on the initial circumstances, officers believed the death to be suspicious and Chehalis detectives responded to take control of the scene.” 

The Lewis County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the male “once the appropriate notifications have been made,” according to the news release. 

“This is an active investigation, and no further information is being released at this time,” the Chehalis Police Department stated in the release. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Jeff Fithen at 360-748-8605.