Auburn Police continue to seek leads in Frankel homicide

Nearly four weeks after the killing of Seth Frankel, 41, a video program coordinator for the city of Kent, Auburn Police continue to investigate the case.

Seth Frankel lines up a shot in this 2008 Kent Reporter file photo. Frankel

Seth Frankel lines up a shot in this 2008 Kent Reporter file photo. Frankel

Nearly four weeks after the killing of Seth Frankel, 41, a video program coordinator for the city of Kent, Auburn Police continue to investigate the case.

“We have nothing specific at this point,” said Auburn Police Sgt. David Colglazier on June 16, about any leads or updates in the case. “There’s no change.”

Auburn detectives continue to work on the case with the Crime Laboratory Division of the Washington State Patrol. The lab provides forensic services to local law-enforcement agencies.

“We’re still waiting for several lab results,” Colglazier said.

Frankel, 41, was found May 22 lying on the floor of his Auburn home in the 100 block of D Street Northwest. He died May 21 from stab wounds to the arms and neck and the manner of death was homicide, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Detectives are spending many hours on the case.

“It’ll stay a high priority until it’s solved,” Colglazier said. “As time goes on the leads may fade from the daily work going on but it’s still early enough. We have several detectives working on it.”

Anyone with information should call the Auburn Police at 253-931-3080.

“It hasn’t lost any priority at this point,” Colglazier said of the case. “It definitely remains a high priority.”

Colglazier said detectives do not want to reveal specific leads they have, in order to keep anyone involved in the death from knowing what direction the case might be headed.

Frankel joined the city of Kent in 2007 after 11 years as a director of production at a PBS station in Eureka, Calif. He was the employee behind most of the city meetings and events shown on Kent TV21.


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