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 Royce Edward “Roy” Park

Royce Edward “Roy” Park

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death 16 May 2007 (aged 81)
Washington, USA
Burial Eatonville, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Plot unmarked at this time
Memorial ID 20629998 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: M
  • Added: 25 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20629998
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Royce Edward “Roy” Park (7 Oct 1925–16 May 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20629998, citing Rainier Cemetery, Eatonville, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by M (contributor 46856892) .