NEAR EVERETT, Wash. The death of the burglary suspect who died during a scuffle with an Everett homeowner has been ruled a homicide.

The Snohomish County Coroner said Dylan Thomas Jones, 23, died Tuesday of as asphyxia due to compression of the neck. The manner of death was ruled homicide.

Jones was allegedly caught by the 67-year-old homeowner trying to break into a boat in the 400 block of 117th Street Southeast in South Everett.

While waiting for police to show up, the homeowner held the suspect down. When deputies arrived, Jones was not breathing.

Snohomish County Sheriff's officials said the case is still under investigation, and no arrests have been made.

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