Wayland Cossey, son of murder victim Earl “Coss” Cossey, met with the media last week to ask for the person to come forward who found the identification belonging to his dad and mailed it back to his house. The family has offered a $1,000 reward if the person who found the identification and credit cards will contact the police and tell them where the items were found.
The lead detective in the case, Jake Pavlovich, said the person can remain anonymous. He said the finder can mail a letter to him with a handwritten note describing where the items were found.
Detectives will use handwriting from the original letter to verify the mailer is the same person who mailed the found items.
During Wayland’s interview he also expressed how important it was to the family that the suspect to be caught. He said over time the family would forgive the person who murdered his dad, but they needed the case to be solved to help them move on.
Many details of the case are being withheld while the investigation is being conducted. Detective Pavlovich said, “Some of the details of this case are known only by the suspect and the detectives working the case. We want to hold those details back until we have our suspect(s) in custody.”
The Sheriff’s Office is asking the person who found Cossey’s identification and credit cards and mailed them back to his address to please call Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 263-2560 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or mail a letter to Sgt. West at 516 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-2312.