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A week before her death Zachariasen received notification of permanent housing at the Nyer Urness House in Ballard.

Woman found under Ballard Bridge was lifelong Ballardite

Details about the woman founded deceased under the Ballard Bridge have come to lights, although the cause of her death is still under investigation.

Seattle Police Department and King County Medical Examiner are still investigating the death of Ann Zachariasen, 45, who was found under the Ballard Bridge on Nov. 19.

SPD received the report around 6 a.m. that day. They reported that there was no obvious sign of trauma to the woman. By trauma SPD means no abrasions, cuts, stabbings, bruises or gunshot wounds. SPD could not report if there were any weapons, drug paraphernalia or witnesses at the scene.

KCME released Zachariasen’s name on Nov. 20, but the manner and cause of death are still pending. KCME is waiting on studies and test results that could take up to eight weeks. They could not release the specifics of tests being conducted; however tissue testing, toxicology and neurological testing are the kinds of tests KCME reported could take that amount of time.

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