We continue our examination of Michael Lee Dudley with new observations from the charging and probable cause documents. Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner were living in Dudley’s home as tenants. Our readers and viewers wanted to know why their rent was so high. We discovered that Dudley was a superhost for Airbnb. His now suppressed listing had a from $100 per night price tag for the room he was trying to rent out.Heather digs into the statement police shared from “witness D” in the probable cause document. Highlighting some of the odd statements made. And “witness E” has a fair number of strange statements about her time at Dudley’s tooNext is a review of the comments detectives included in the probable cause document from Dr. Kathy Taylor of the King County Medical Examiner’s office. Taylor’s findings give us an idea of what happened.
We have the charging documents and the Determination for Probable Cause that was filed on Monday for the murders of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner. The probable cause document has a lot of details – and by that I mean, it is six pages long.The charging documents specify that Michael Lee Dudley is being charged on two counts of second degree murder – one count for Jessica and one for Austin. It’s a pretty basic, typical charging document. But they are saying that this crime wasn’t premeditated. They are alleging that while in some kind of altercation or felony assault, Dudley then decided to kill the victims.
62-year-old Michael Lee Dudley has been arrested for the gruesome murders of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner. This case made headlines back in June when some teenagers were using the app Randonautica while filming their journey on Tik Tok, were led to a suitcase of human remains in Luna Park in West Seattle.