Suspect arrested in Mercer Islander’s death in Spain

According to media reports, a suspect has been detained in the death of Mercer Islander Crispin Scott, who was studying abroad in Spain.

Scott, a Dartmouth College student and a native of Mercer Island, was found dead in an apartment outside of Barcelona on Jan. 7.

What was originally reported to be an accidental death is now being treated as a possible homicide.

The detainee, a 41-year-old Ecuadorian, was arrested Feb. 7. A judge ordered him to be held in custody on Feb. 10.

The man, whose name has not been released, is accused of fatally drugging Scott, according to El Periodico, a daily newspaper printed in both Spanish and Catalan.

The arrested man is also the landlord of the apartment building where Scott was found, El Periodico reported.


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