The 27-year-old woman left outside of St. Francis Hospital early Wednesday morning in Federal Way has been identified as Crystal Hawkins.
According to the King County Medical Examiner, Hawkins died of a gunshot wound to the head. Federal Way police are investigating the homicide.
Over the weekend, Hawkins’ friends posted condolences to her family on Facebook along with links to articles about her death.
Hospital staff discovered the woman lying on the ground bleeding near the hospital’s main entrance at about 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, police said in a media release.
At the time Hawkins, who lived outside of Federal Way city limits, was discovered, a witness reported hearing a nondescript vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
Attempts by hospital staff to revive the victim failed, and she was pronounced dead a short time later.
At the time, police were working to determine where the crime took place.
Anyone with information should contact the Federal Way Police Department at safecityfw.com or by calling 253-835-2121.