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Woman’s death in Tacoma homeless camp ruled homicide

February 14, 2022 GMT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The death of a woman found in a Tacoma homeless encampment has been ruled a homicide, police said.

Tacoma Police said Monday in a statement that the woman has been identified as 35-year-old Syretta Brown. Firefighters were called to reports of a body at an encampment on Nov. 13, found a woman inside a tent, and determined she had been dead for some time, police said.

On Monday, the Pierce County medical examiner determined her death to be a homicide. Tacoma Police are now conducting a homicide investigation.