The media in your area is investigating and reporting on the guy. I see no need for you to hire a private detective.I have no idea what a wrongful death case is worth, I am merely asking you guys what you think as I am exploring my options.
I tried to talk with some lawyers and they want $300 to talk...
I would like to hire a private investigator to look into this guy but, I am not rich, and I am not getting an inheritance so perhaps that is not a good idea for me to do financially. It will most likely end fruitless anyways, since it appears to be random.
Any assets the fellow has probably will be eaten up in criminal defense attorney costs but what is left over probably will need to be split by the numerous victims. I don't know what you can expect to recover in a lawsuit.
You can speak to an attorney in Seattle. Most personal injury lawyers offer free initial consultations and then work on a contingency basis.