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UPDATE: Real Estate Agent Makes Gruesome Discovery In Redmond

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REDMOND, Wash. - A real estate agent made a disturbing discovery in Redmond Monday night when she went to look at some property off Novelty Hill Road and found a crashed minivan with a dead man inside.

 Investigators said the crash was puzzling because the van didn't go down an embankment; instead, it went up it about 30 feet.

 Police believe the vehicle was there for weeks.

 Accident investigators blame speed for the crash, but don't know why the driver, a Redmond man in his 60s, slammed into the steep slope near Redmond where Redmond Ridge Drive Northeast and Novelty Hill Road intersect.

 They're working to determine whether it was an accident, a medical emergency or if the crash was intentional.

 The embankment is more than 30 feet high, and police said the van was going so fast it made it up the steep slope and then launched into the trees where it sat for weeks.

 The medical examiner will release the identity of the man who died.

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