Death at Jefferson Fairgrounds not a homicide

Incident continues to be under investigation

PORT TOWNSEND — Preliminary results of the investigation into the death of Victoria K. Brown determined her death was not due to homicidal violence, according to Jefferson County Emergency Management.

Brown was found dead in front of her trailer at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning.

The Port Townsend Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and East Jefferson Fire Rescue responded to a call Tuesday at 8:52 a.m. regarding a woman lying face down on the ground outside her trailer, according to an emergency management press release.

Upon arrival, medics pronounced Brown deceased.

The incident is under investigation by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Port Townsend Police detectives.

Brown was transient and was living in her trailer at the fairgrounds as part of the homeless encampment there, said Jon Stuart, Port Townsend Police detective, on Tuesday evening.

Anyone with information about Brown or circumstances surrounding her death is asked to contact Stuart at 360-344-9752.

More information on the incident will be released over the next few days, Stuart said previously.

Stuart could not be reached on Wednesday.


Jefferson County reporter Zach Jablonski can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 5, or at [email protected].

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