Seattle PD: Daniel Lyles - John Doe - 1994

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
Tracking #

P061515-072720

Due Aug. 6, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Robert Delaware


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

This is a request for all documents, reports, photographs, emails or a "case file" related to the discovery of an unidentified man on December 15th of 1994. This man was found in a transient camp on 7th Avenue. Among his possessions was a bible with the name "Daniel Lyles" inscribed inside of it.

This is ME/C case number: #94-1430.

This case is profiled on this public page: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/examiner/services/unidentified-remains.aspx#:~:text=The%20King%20County%20Medical%20Examiner's,has%20gone%20missing%2C%20report%20them.

I have long been interested in this case, especially because this John Doe does not appear to be listed in the NamUs database.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

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.

Sincerely,

Robert Delaware

From: Seattle Police Department

At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

This is a request for all documents, reports, photographs, emails or a "case file" related to the discovery of an unidentified man on December 15th of 1994. This man was found in a transient camp on 7th Avenue. Among his possessions was a bible with the name "Daniel Lyles" inscribed inside of it.

This is ME/C case number: #94-1430.

This case is profiled on this public page: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/examiner/services/unidentified-remains.aspx#:~:text=The%20King%20County%20Medical%20Examiner's,has%20gone%20missing%2C%20report%20them.

I have long been interested in this case, especially because this John Doe does not appear to be listed in the NamUs database.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

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.

Sincerely,

Robert Delaware

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From: Seattle Police Department

07/28/2020

Robert Delaware
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request #: P061515-072720

Dear Robert Delaware,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update. Your request status is: Assigned.

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SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

From: Seattle Police Department

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08/02/2020

Robert Delaware
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P061515-072720

Dear Robert Delaware,

This communication is regarding your public disclosure request received on July 27, 2020.
Regarding the portion of your request for all records regarding Winston Baker, we are wondering if you would like to provide a date range for us to research (for example, the past two years, past five years, etc.).  Our default is 10 years if we don't hear back from you.
Thank you,
Elizabeth Mash

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

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From: Seattle Police Department

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08/02/2020

Robert Delaware
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P061515-072720

Dear Robert Delaware,

Please disregard the recent email sent inquiring about a date range for your request.  This was meant for another public disclosure request and sent to you in error.  We apologize for any confusion and inconvenience.
Thank you,
Elizabeth Mash

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
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From: Seattle Police Department

08/04/2020

Robert Delaware
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P061515-072720

Dear Robert Delaware,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.


The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Being Researched/Reviewed.

If you have any questions, you may send messages using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.


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This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

From: Seattle Police Department

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08/04/2020

Robert Delaware
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Public Disclosure Request#: P061515-072720

Dear Robert Delaware,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on July 27, 2020. At this time, the Seattle Police Department’s Legal Unit is operating under an extreme backlog of requests, staffing shortages, the redeployment of supporting units to SPD’s frontline COVID-19 response, and, pursuant to CDC recommendations and City direction, reassignment to remote access. For these reasons, our ability to process new requests is substantially limited; we are currently estimating minimum response timelines, depending on the volume and complexity of requests, in excess of 6-12 months. Current requests should likewise anticipate that it will take additional time to process records and respond. We apologize for any inconvenience, and deeply appreciate your understanding as we all pull together, in the face of this unprecedented, pandemic public crisis, to manage as best we can our business operations.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that the Seattle Police Department has received your public disclosure records request and needs additional time to respond.
At this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 10/13/2020.
We are initiating the process of researching your request, collecting responsive records, and/or preparing records for dissemination.

If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Dianalynn Oreiro
Seattle Police Department
Legal Unit

SPD receives between 7000 and 8000 public records requests annually and is processing between 1400 to 1500 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records.
Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)

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