RANDLE: 58-year-old dead after assault in Lewis County

A 58-year-old Federal Way man is dead after being beaten in Lewis County, and a relative has been arrested for investigation of second-degree murder.

Lewis County sheriff’s deputies said Monday that they learned of the assault when they received a phone call from Morton General Hospital on Sunday. The victim was driven away from the hospital in a private car and brought to a hospital in Federal Way, but did not survive.

Chief sheriff’s deputy Stacy Brown said the man’s 42-year-old relative, Erik Robert Massa, was arrested Sunday for investigation of second- degree murder in the assault.

The attack occurred Saturday night in Randle.

An autopsy was being conducted on the victim Monday.

The Associated Press