|Submitted||Nov. 14, 2017|
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:
This is a request for all documents, reports, photographs or a “case file” related to an unidentified decedent. This unidentified decedent was discovered at 1216 South Weller Street on April 16th of 1990.
For additional information, please see NamUs UP case # 10816. Here is a link to the NamUs case file:
I am involved in online communities that research unidentified decedents, and I am curious about this case.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
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RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P020296-111417
The requested record 90-152607 meets the statutory definition of public records, and as such, they are required to be maintained and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of 40.14 RCW. The record was destroyed prior to receipt of your request pursuant to the Secretary of State approved Record Retention Schedule, RCW 40.14.060.
Explanation: Agencies may destroy records in compliance with appropriate records retention requirements. See, BIAW v. McCarthy, 152 Wn. App. 720, 218 P. 3d 196 (2009); see also, Daines v. Spokane Co., 111 Wn. App. 342, 44 P.3d 909 (2002) (holding that there is no private right of action under RCW 40.14).
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RE: Public Disclosure Request Number - P020296-111417
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