The Seattle Times is reporting that Delvonn Heckard, the Kent man whose sexual abuse lawsuit against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year prompted other allegations to come to light — eventually leading to Murray’s resignation — was found dead early Friday (Feb. 16) of an apparent drug overdose in an Auburn motel.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Heckard’s death on Friday afternoon, noting the official cause and manner of his death are pending.

Police say that at around 2:05 a.m., they responded along with medics to a room at the Auburn Motel (map below) for the apparent drug overdose of a black male, Auburn Assistant Chief Bill Pierson said.

Read the Times’ full report here.

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