Found Deceased WA - Brian Barton, 25, Federal Way, 10 March 2005

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  1. Springrain

    Springrain Who killed Kylen Schulte and Crystal Beck of Moab?

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    Wow, never heard of him. I don't live far away either. RIP :rose:
     


  2. Dixie811

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    Within a mile of his apartment and he wasn't found for over 12 years. :( We see it time and time again.
     
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  3. MagnoliaMountain

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    Wow! I didn't expect him to be found honestly.

    My condolences to his family and friends. RIP.
     
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  4. SherryDelane

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    I am soooo glad Brian has finally been found. I've followed his story for a long time. I hope he finds peace in knowing that his family actually will be able to lay him to rest properly. Any thoughts on what happened to him? They're saying no indication of foul play, but he was young and far as we know healthy.
     
  5. SherryDelane

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    Since they're saying no foul play, maybe it was suicide?
     
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  6. MagnoliaMountain

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    He struggled mentally. I personally think it was a suicide.
     
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  7. SherryDelane

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    I'm with you, it had to be suicide although the ex gf and old band mate were some what shady. Reminds me of a guy from hometown, he struggled emotionally for years. He finally gave up and hung himself behind a church. Just sad that Brian had not been far from his apartment all this time. The conversation he had with his therapist and him saying, "I know what I need to do now." is haunting to say the least.
     
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  8. Kjowl16

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    Wow. I'm glad that the family has closure now but still so sad for them. Continued prayers for their family.
     
  9. Moonbeam456

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    Wow, I have followed this case for a long time and today I randomly Googled his name and saw that his remains had been found very close to his house. Has law enforcement ever came out with the cause of death? I know some people were concerned about his mental state before he disappeared but it seems to be an odd place to commit suicide.
     
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  10. wendybtn

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    Unless they can see a bullet wound or stab marks from where a knife slipped off or on a bone, we will never know.
     
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  11. scriabina

    scriabina Well-Known Member

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    This is a really odd case. It seemed like a clearcut suicide to me, with new-onset schizophrenia leading Brian to delusions that led him to kill himself. But to kill himself in some shrubs by a church and not be found for 12 years is quite bizarre. I wish there were photos of the site where he was found. It's hard to picture how he could be that well-hidden, and if it's right by a church, wouldn't people smell the decomposition? Was he really in that bush the whole time or were his remains dumped? Really really weird.

    ETA: This article shows pictures of the area they describe as a "wooded area just east of church, in the 34000 block of 21st Avenue Southwest." It looks secluded enough that I amend my previous statement -- it's not as weird and it's doubtful someone dumped his body there. Maybe his visions of the angel who wanted him to die to help her battle evil led him to that church. So sad. He clearly needed treatment for schizophrenia IMO -- it's too bad he didn't see a psychiatrist instead of that counselor.
    Church volunteers, employees find human remains in Federal Way
     
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  12. Moonbeam456

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    I’m not fully convinced this was a suicide:

    • Why would he do it in such a random place like a patch of trees between a church and a Fred Meyer? Was it just because it was an easily accessible location by foot from his apartment? Most of the time when people commit suicide it’s done in their home or at a place of significance to them.

    • The person who discovered his remains commented on Reddit that he thought it was weird that his body hadn’t been discovered earlier given that many homeless people camp in that patch of trees.

    • It seems the only person that noticed Brian was having supposed mental health issues was his fiancé, I haven’t heard of anyone else that knew him stating they noticed he was struggling at the time. According to her he was fine and then suddenly started talking about good and evil and death, etc. Did he really have a mental health issue that came on that suddenly and severely that he decided to take his own life? Why didn’t anyone else besides his fiancé notice if there was a drastic change in his mental health?

    I also noticed that the back parking lot to Fred Meyer backs right up to the wooded area he was found. IF per chance, something did happen to him at his apartment, it would be very convenient for someone to pull into that parking lot late at night and dump his body in the wooded area right behind it.
     
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  13. evilwise

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    I could imagine church grounds being a place a person might choose to die but woods adjacent to a back parking lot are also indeed a place that would be convenient to dump a body. Even if toxicology had been a possibility you can't really tell the difference between accidental and intentional (self administered or otherwise) overdose. Brian disappeared in March so Spring growth probably quickly overtook his body, which could have been his intention. In these sort of social groups, if someone knows something it usually comes out after a while so I'm inclined to believe it was suicide
     
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  14. kate2931

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    I actually think it’s the perfect place, for someone convinced they’re in a battle for good and evil, to commit suicide. Brian was clearly very poorly. RIP
     

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