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Royce Edward "Roy" Park
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1925
Michigan, USA
Death: May 16, 2007
Washington, USA

81 year old Owner and operator of Roy's Honey Farm in Eatonville, WA. For roughly 30 years, Park lived alone on a 10-acre property off a one-lane gravel road about eight miles northwest of town in unincorporated Pierce County. He began receiving threatening phone calls from an unknown source in early 2007. Soon after, Park installed cameras on his property but apparently didn't record any footage. Park's body was found May 16 after a postal worker reported that Park hadn't picked up his mail for a few days. A Pierce County sheriff's deputy found that Park's bloodied body had been dragged from his trailer into the woods and covered with branches, bludgeoned to death with his throat slashed. Detectives figure he had been killed two or three days earlier. Rumors swirling around Eatonville include that the killer may have been a meth addict who turned up the wrong driveway on his way to a clandestine lab. Maybe Park was killed by someone who wanted to get their hands on his land. Or perhaps it was payback for when Park testified years ago against a man who was sent to prison for 15 years. Benevolent neighbors raised money for his funeral and burial, and are still working to get a headstone for Park's unmarked grave in the old Rainier Cemetery just outside town. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Samuel Park (1893 - 1945)
 
Burial:
Rainier Cemetery
Eatonville
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Plot: unmarked at this time
 
Created by: MDB
Record added: Jul 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20629998
Royce Edward Roy Park
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- Lorraine Blake
 Added: Sep. 28, 2007
 
 
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