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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Arrest made in death of Mike Webb

The Seattle Times reports the apprehension of a suspect in the slaying of former KIRO radio personality Mike Webb.

Seattle police have arrested a suspect in the slaying of former KIRO radio talk-show host Mike Webb, whose decomposing body was found inside his house June 28.

The 28-year-old man being held at the King County Jail for investigation of murder is Webb's former roommate.

The suspect was arrested Wednesday at Trolley Hill Park on Queen Anne Hill after officers were tipped to his location, Assistant Police Chief Nick Metz said during a news conference this afternoon.
Webb apparently befriended the suspect in November 2006. Shortly thereafter he moved into Webb's West Seattle home.

John McMullen, a longtime friend of Webb's, said that Webb had given the suspect a place to live while he worked through drug addiction recovery.

"Mike had been in recovery and he tried to help many in the gay and lesbian community as a sponsor," McMullen said.
The suspect has not been named as charges have not been filed.

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