Dead pedestrian found in Seattle ruled a suicide

Dead pedestrian found in Seattle ruled a suicide »Play Video
A man's body was found lying in the street in the 1200 block of South Dearborn St., early Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Update: The King County Medical Examiner has ruled the cause of death to the pedestrian as a suicide.

SEATTLE-- Police believe a 34-year-old pedestrian found dead in Seattle early Sunday morning was hit and dragged by a vehicle and left for dead.

Seattle Police are looking for a driver after officers found the body in the turn lane in the 1200 block of Dearborn after somebody called 911 about 4:45 a.m.

Fire department medics responded and declared the pedestrian dead at the scene.

It appeared that the dead man had been dragged by a vehicle in a hit and run based on the condition of the body along with the physical evidence at the scene, poilce said.

Steve Harding lives nearby in a tent and knows the area well.

"There's no crosswalk. No crosswalk. I don't know why he'd be in the middle of the street, unless he was crossing the street," Harding said.

Harding says he does see other homeless people emerge from the south side of Dearborn---where there is no sidewalk.

They've got to cross three lanes of traffic to reach one on the other side, he said.

"You've got to assume some responsibility when you're doing something that foolish," he added.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and are investigating.