Island County coroner confirms identity of Possession Point body

The Island County coroner confirmed that a body discovered on a beach near Possession Point State Park last Thursday belonged to 35-year-old Brandon Smith of Clinton.

The cause of death was accidental saltwater drowning, Island County Coroner Robert Bishop said.

Smith was last seen Tuesday morning as he was going to work, Bishop said. The senior park aide reported finding the body at 2:31 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 on the beach outside of state-owned housing.

Bishop said Smith’s body, which was fully clothed, came in with the tide.

Smith’s vehicle was found at the nearby park.

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