Body recovered from Snoqualmie River near Sandy Cove Park identified

On March 12, 2020, the Snoqualmie Police Department released the identity of the body found in the Snoqualmie River near Sandy Cove park on March 9th.

Ryan Canady – who was 39 years of age and a long-time resident of Carnation – was identified as the deceased.

Snoqualmie Police said he had been estranged from his family and they have been notified.

SPD said the cause of the cause of death is under investigation. Captain Nick Almquist said they believe the deceased man had been in the river 3 – 4 weeks.

Anyone who has had contact with Canady from December 2019 through March 2020 is asked to contact Snoqualmie Police Detective Jason Weiss at 425-681-1173 or

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    1. KCSO PIO – Sgt Abbott – said on March 9th that this is a SPD case and that their marine unit assisted SPD.

    2. As a friend of Ryan not the “desecsed” person solving this case is what his family and friends need/deserve to know regardless of what that truth maybe. Ryan was an amazing person, his life may have taken a turn but that turn should have never ended this way. Always and forever he will be remembered 💙💚

    1. He was a rockhound adventure man .I met him because we both love to hunt for fossils and rocks .He was cool and kind in memories .Very friendly .I’m sure he is up in rock hounds heaven hunting for Jade and diamonds

  • That’s SPD for you!!!!
    They pretty much do things however they see fit whether right or wrong

    1. I don’t think they have ever done anything in regards to Ryan n why he was in the river. I knew Ryan, n he might of had his issues (we all do to some point), he defiantly didn’t deserve to end up in the river. This was devastating to his friends. Me being;1,; wish the police would actually do there job, n investigate Ryan s death. Someone is responsible. Someone knows. Someone needs to come forward. Ryan was a mother’s son, a brother, a friend, a person. Not a homeless drifter, HE WAS A MAN. HE DIDNT DESERVE THIS….. It’s almost a year. On February 18th. SNOQUALMIE POLICE NEED TO FIND RYANS KILLER. … WE, AS HIS FRIENDS, NEED TO STEP UP & DEMAND JUSTICE FOR RYAN & HIS FAMILY!!! WAKE UP SNOQ PO!!!!

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