February 17, 2011

1/1/11: Maurice McCall, 22, Sumner, WA

Charles McCall
Maurice Charles McCall, 22, was last seen around 1:30 am New Years Day while attending a New Year’s Eve event with friends at a warehouse at 13701 24th ST. E. in Sumner, WA. According to witnesses, McCall was last seen in the parking lot along the road near the party. He may have walked off alone after a fight with a fellow partygoer.

His mother said he did not have a coat with him, and that it was not like her son to not come home or make contact with anyone. Family members filed a missing person report Monday afternoon (1/3), and authorities began searching the nearby White River area the following day.

In addition to asking for the public’s help in finding McCall, authorities also requested the aid of The Pierce County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, search dogs, and a helicopter.

On January 6, 2011, McCall’s body was found in a ravine near the Sumner/Pacific railroad line, on the 13700 block of 16th Street East in Sumner. Authorities have said that they do not believe McCall had been hit by a train, as his body had no obvious signs of trauma.

The location was a half-mile from the party where McCall had last been seen.

According to Sumner Police, McCall is from Auburn and may have been a student at Green River Community College.


Case Facts:
Name/age: Charles Maurice McCall, 22
Last seen: 1/1/11 at 1:30 a.m., Warehouse D4, 13701 24th ST. E., Sumner, WA 98390
Recovered: 1/6/11, Sumner/Pacific line, on the 13700 block of 16th Street East in Sumner, WA
Physical Description: light-skinned black male, 6’1”, 170 pounds, average build, physically fit/toned, neatly-trimmed goatee, short black hair.
Last seen wearing: either a white polo or a tan long sleeve shirt with zipper, tennis shoes, dark colored jeans, a silver cross necklace and a cross ring on his finger.
Investigating Agency: Sumner Police: 253-863-6384 (You can also call CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS).

1 comment:

Julie Fitzgerald said...

According to bonneylake-sumner.patch.com on 2/28/11 - his death was ruled an accidental drowning.

McCall Death Ruled as Accidental Drowning
The Pierce County Medical Examiner has ruled Maurice Charles McCall's death as accidental and due to drowning.

Posted by Lauren Padgett (Editor) , February 28, 2011 at 09:04 PM

The Pierce County Medical Examiner ruled that died as a result of drowning and has determined the manner as accidental. His BAC at time of death was 0.17, over double the legal limit.

21 year-old McCall off 137th Avenue East and 16th Street East in Sumner on Jan. 6, a week after he attended a New Year’s Eve party at D4 in Sumner’s warehouse district, where he was last seen. His body was discovered partially submerged in standing water at the bottom of a ravine just off the train tracks.