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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Incident on 10/25/2023 near the 13500 block of 8th Avenue East in Tacoma, WA

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identity and the cause and manner of death of the man who died as the result of this incident.

Name:  Richard Cooley

Age: 37 years

Of: Tacoma, WA 

Cause of Death: Asphyxia, Strangulation

Manner of Death: Homicide

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