Police are investigating the second apparent homicide of the new year after a man was fatally stabbed at a Federal Way motel on Thursday night.
King County medical examiners identified the man as 30-year-old Sean McMullin. His cause of death was multiple stab wounds and has been ruled as a homicide.
Police responded just before 10 p.m. to reports of an injured male at the Days Inn Motel in the 34800 block of Pacific Highway S., according to Federal Way police Cmdr. Kurt Schwan.
When they arrived, they found a male outside one of the rooms bleeding from “what appeared to be stab wounds.”
Schwan said first responders attempted life-saving measures but the male died from his injuries.
Officers remained on-scene gathering evidence and detectives were brought in to help with the investigation.
At this time, Schwan said it is unknown what caused the assault.
The first homicide happened on Monday, when police found a 19-year-old in a vehicle who was fatally shot at the Silver Shadow Apartments.
This homicide also marks the fifth homicide that has occured in the last four weeks in Federal Way.
This is an ongoing investigation and this story will be updated when more information becomes available.