Northwest NEWS

January 3, 2000

Valley Special

Cash, guns found after man dies

   DUVALL--James Hayes, 66, who lived in a trailer near Lake Margaret, was found dead last week, apparently of natural causes, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.

   Along with Hayes was found $31,000 in cash and 14 guns, said John Urquhart, a Sheriff's Office spokesman. "Right now we doubt it was related to Y2K," Urquhart said.

   Hayes's body was discovered after his daughter, who lives in Colorado, was unable to contact him by phone and called police to check on him.