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The King County Sheriff s Office said Saturday that the death of a man found in his Woodinville home is a homicide.

The ID and manner of death have not yet been released.

The man's body was found inside the home in the 15000 block of NE 192nd Street by his daughter. She went to check on him Friday evening after not hearing from him in days.

On Saturday, detectives spent time collecting evidence inside the home, while search and rescue volunteers, some with metal detectors in hand, tried to find clues in a wooded area across the street. They used bright colored flags as markers

It's a case in the early stages. The victim has not been publicly identified.

I am just trying to get the story... and today the story is here, said Bruce Smith, who is writing a book about DB Cooper - the person who hijacked a Portland to Seattle flight and 1971. He demanded $200,000 and four parachutes.

The unsolved case has a tie to this house. Property records show Earl Cossey is the owner.

Cossey has been a principle player in the DB Cooper investigation, said Smith.

Cossey packed four nylon parachutes that the FBI delivered to the hijacked plane. That case is still a mystery, and as the investigation in Woodinville continues, neighbors are wondering if the homicide was a random attack.

Obviously we don't have this type of crime happen in this area very often, said Sgt. Katie Larson, King County Sheriff's Office. At this particular point I would tell the residence be prudent, use caution, be aware of people who don't belong.

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