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Teens recording TikToks find bags with remains of couple who died of gunshot wounds
Seattle, Wash.
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Jessica Lewis and Austin 'Cash' Wenner
Jessica Lewis and Austin 'Cash' Wenner

By Janelle Griffith
NBC News


A man and a woman whose remains were found inside suitcases that washed ashore on a beach in West Seattle last month died from gunshot wounds, officials said. 

The deaths of Jessica Lewis, 35, and Austin Wenner, 27, whose remains were found June 19, have been ruled homicides, said James Apa, a spokesman for the King County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Jessica Lewis and her boyfriend, Austin "Cash" Wenner.via KING-TV

Apa said Lewis died from multiple gunshot wounds and Wenner died from a gunshot wound to the torso. They both died June 10, he said.

On the afternoon of June 19, police responded to a call from teenagers about a suspicious bag on the beach near the water by Alki Avenue SW, Seattle police said.

The teens were recording TikTok videos, police said. Another bag was found in the water, and both contained human remains, according to police 

Detective Mark Jamieson told NBC News that the teens did not open the suitcase and that police found a handful of other bags containing remains near the water that afternoon.

"They discovered the bags because it was a suitcase on the beach and it had a foul odor to it," Jamieson said Thursday. "What was reported to us was a suitcase that smelled bad."

The investigation is ongoing, and "detectives do not believe this case is connected to any other investigations in the Puget Sound area," police said.

Gina Jaschke, an aunt of Lewis', told NBC affiliate KING of Seattle that her niece worked as a caregiver for developmentally disabled people. She described her as "a ray of sunshine." Jaschke did not immediately return a request for an interview Thursday.

The couple were "good-hearted people," according to a GoFundMe launched by Jaschke to raise money for a reward to aid in the investigation.

"Whether it's out of their heart they turn somebody in or out of the cash, it doesn't matter as long as somebody is held accountable for this," Jaschke told KING.

Jaschke said Lewis leaves behind four children.

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