Northwest NEWS

August 20, 2001


Bothell police arrest murder suspect

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, detectives from the Bothell Police Department, with the assistance of the Wenatchee Police Department, arrested a 26-year-old Bothell man for the beating death of 55-year-old Leonard "Terry" Braman. The man was staying at a relative's home in Wenatchee at the time of his arrest. He is currently being held at the King County Jail.
   On June 27, Bothell police were called to Braman's home in the 11500 block of East Riverside Drive after a relative discovered his body.
   The investigation into Braman's death lead investigators to believe he had been killed several days earlier. Braman lived alone. On Aug. 8, detectives received information from multiple sources that led investigators to the suspect.
   The suspect lived in the same mobile home park as the victim. Police later served a search warrant on the suspect's Bothell residence and discovered evidence linking him to the homicide. The exact nature of the evidence is not being disclosed at this time.
   The Bothell Police Department's four-person detective unit was expanded to as many as 10 investigators during the investigation. Investigators interviewed hundreds of people to learn about Braman and people he associated with.