Lake Stevens police ask public for help in case of 18-year-old found hanging by rope from tree
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. -- Police said they have "not uncovered any indication of a criminal act" in the death of an 18-year-old found hanging from a tree, but called on the community Thursday to report anything they might have known about the man in the days before he died. Ben Keita, 18, of Lake Stevens, was reported missing by his family on Nov. 26; he left home in the early morning hours that day, police said. His body was found hanging by a rope from a tree on Jan. 9 in a wooded area of Lake Stevens.