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Bellevue Family Hopes for Answers After Man Found Beaten, Critically Injured

JD Aylward, 24, is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center after being found beaten in the Highlands neighborhood Bellevue Sunday morning.

A Bellevue man is in critical condition after being found beaten in the Highlands neighborhod Sunday morning, and his mother and friends are hoping for answers, according to KOMO-TV.

JD Aylward's mother, Colleen Aylward, and his friends are maintaining updates on his condition through a website on CaringBridge.

Aylward, 24, is in the intensive care at Harborview Medical Center, after being found unconscious in the street early Sunday morning.

Bellevue Police did not disclose details of the case, but confirmed to Patch that someone called 9-1-1 at 4 a.m. to report someone lying in the roadway in the 1200 block of 140th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue.

Police spokeswoman Officer Carla Iafrate said that the police are investigating the case to find out what happened to Aylward.

His mother told reporters that photos of the scene were shocking.

“He looked like a dead man, blood out of his head, big pool of blood," Colleen Aylward told KOMO. "Hard to look at, but enough to make me want to kill somebody."

JD Aylward's friend told KOMO-TV that Aylward was at a wedding earlier in the day and then at Munchbar in downtown Bellevue.

His mother said on her son's CaringBridge site that many friends have come to his room at Harborview to offer support.

Aylward played running back, defensive back and quarterback at Sammamish High School, class of 2006, and played for a year at Boise State, according to the Idaho Statesman.

Julie Barker September 28, 2012 at 05:24 AM
No offense but since when did 1200 140th Ave NE become a Crossroads neighborhood? It most definitely is not. I believe it is the Highlands/Overlake neighborhood.
Venice Buhain September 28, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Thanks, Julie. My initial thought was that it to identify it in the Highlands neighborhood, but I checked it on a map that included it in Crossroads. I tend to trust maps before I trust me, but I this time I should have gone with my first instinct. Thanks for the correction.
Neema October 04, 2012 at 09:02 PM
I hope you find out who did that those people should be put to death

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