The woman found dead in a West Lake Stevens home on Monday has been identified as Phillipa S. Evans-Lopez, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Evans-Lopez, 20, died from stab wounds, according to the medical examiner’s office. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office launched a homicide investigation after she was found in the home in the 9200 block of 15th Street Southeast, according to Lt. Jeff Brand of the Sheriff’s Office.
Brand said the Sheriff’s Office is confident the death is not related to the Molly Conley case. Conley, a 15-year-old Bishop Blanchet High School freshman, was killed in a drive-by shooting as she and friends walked along a Lake Stevens road June 1.
No new information for either case was available Thursday afternoon, Brand said.