Twenty-two people without a permanent address have been found dead in King County over the first two months of the year, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s office.
Women in Black stood vigil for 67 people in 2015 and 62 in 2016. Women in Black holds silent vigils for people who died outdoors, not including tent cities. The King County Medical Examiner reported 91 deaths in 2016, but they use different criteria.
People included in the King County count have no permanent address, meaning that they could be couchsurfing, doubled up or in a shelter. Every two years, King County holds an interfaith memorial service to honor those who have died unsheltered.
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Pioneer Square denizen and sidewalk artist passes