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January 16, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Two arrested in Auburn slaying after returning to scene

A SWAT team arrested two suspects Monday morning in the slaying of a 57-year-old man whose body was dumped outside a vacant house in Auburn over the weekend.

The suspects, 34 and 44, both of Des Moines, heard news about the shooting on television and returned to the scene Sunday, said Auburn police Commander Mike Hirman, suprised that the body had already been removed. Police received a tip about their involvement and  uncovered additional evidence about the shooting death, he said.

The two suspects were arrested by the Valley SWAT team without incident and transported to the King County Jail.

Hirman said the victim was shot several times in the head and shoulders during an argument as the three traveled in a car in the Des Moines area.  His body was dumped outside the vacant house in the Lea Hill area of Auburn, Hirman said.

A contractor working next door was unloading equipment in the neighboring driveway when he discovered the body Saturday. No identification was found on the victim but police were able to use fingerprints to identify him Sunday, Hirman said. Police did not release the victim’s name.

 

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