Human Remains Stuffed In Suitcase Discovered By Seattle Teens Filming TikTok Video Identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victims as Jessica Lewis, a 35-year-old mother of four, and her longtime boyfriend, Austin “Cash” Wenner, 27.

July 09, 2020

Jessica Lewis and Austin “Cash” Wenner [GoFundMe]

Jessica Lewis and Austin “Cash” Wenner [GoFundMe]

By: Aaron Rasmussen

Several teenagers who hoped they had just stumbled upon a bunch of cash instead made a disturbing discovery while shooting a TikTok video along the rocky shores of Duwamish Head in West Seattle, Washington.

On June 19, the group came across a black roller bag that had washed up on Alki Beach. One girl, the social media video shows, used a stick to pry open the suitcase and was hit with an overwhelming odor coming from what police determined to be human remains wrapped in black plastic.

A second bag containing more body parts was later found in the water, the Seattle Police Department said in a news release.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victims as Jessica Lewis, a 35-year-old mother of four, and her longtime boyfriend, Austin “Cash” Wenner, 27.

Investigators believe the two may have died on June 16. Lewis had been shot multiple times, while Wenner had suffered a single gunshot to the torso.

Gina Jaschke told Seattle’s KIRO-TV that Wenner and her niece, who was a caregiver for developmentally disabled adults, were fun-loving and “just nice normal people.”

Jaschke has now launched a GoFundMe page to raise reward money for information leading to the arrest of who she called the “sick animal” responsible for killing the couple of eight years.

“We will never give up until they are caught,” Jaschke wrote in a July 9 update on the crowdfunding platform. “NOBODY had the right to do this to them. And hopefully we help stop this inhumane creature from ever hurting anybody else again.”

Read more: Heavy

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