Police seek help finding woman’s killer

Crystal Hawkins
Crystal Hawkins Courtesy

Federal Way police are working to solve the murder of a 27-year-old Renton woman.

Crystal Hawkins’ body was dumped at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way on Oct. 25, according to investigators.

Court documents reveal an employee saw Hawkins on the ground outside the main entrance around 4 a.m. and heard a vehicle leaving at a high rate of speed.

The employee and rushed to provide aid. Hawkins had severe head trauma; a CT scan revealed she’d been shot in the head, according to a search warrant. Hawkins was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Hawkins lived in Renton with her mom.

Investigators say Hawkins left the Renton home in her mother’s blue 2005 Volvo XC90, which was found in Kent hours later with a significant amount of blood inside, according to court documents.

Detectives are looking for any tips from the public that will help catch her killer. Tips can be made at, or by calling 253-835-2121.