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


  1. Sharilyn Lux says

    Isnt King County Investigating? Can you list their contact info please.

    • Danna McCall says

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

    • 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 💙💚

  2. Randy White says

    The entire family has not been properly notified yet.

    • Lea Nichols says

      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

  3. That’s SPD for you!!!!

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

  5. Jocelyn leavitt says

    I’m a little confused what exactly was the cause of death of ryan canady

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