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November 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Deaths in Tacoma apartment may have been a murder-suicide

The News Tribune Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a possible homicide-suicide at a South Hill apartment in Tacoma. Investigators believe the 58-year-old man killed his 7-year-old daughter and then himself. The cause of death has not been released. The family was scheduled to be evicted from the apartment in the 17700 block of 85th Avenue Court East on…

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October 29, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Source: Man killed daughter, granddaughter when accused of abuse

A South Seattle grandfather is believed to have killed his daughter and granddaughter on Monday night after being confronted about allegedly sexually abusing the 11-year-old girl, according to Seattle police. The grandfather, identified by sources as Honorario Yango, 78, then killed himself. A source close to the investigation said Wednesday that the girl, Anahlia Cowherd, 11, had blogged…

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October 28, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Deaths of 3 family members in Rainier Beach baffle neighbors

The bent screen door at the home where three people were found dead Monday night. (Sara Jean Green / The Seattle Times) Update at 2:47 p.m.: The 11-year-old killed Monday night in Rainier Beach was a student at Aki Kurose Middle School, according to Seattle Public Schools. Principal Mia Williams sent the following letter to parents: It is with great…

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July 30, 2014 at 3:34 PM

2 reported killed in Thurston County shooting

Update at 4:26 p.m.: OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Thurston County sheriff’s office says a man and a woman have died in an Olympia-area shooting. Lt. Cliff Ziesemer says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday afternoon. The man died while being transported to a local hospital. The couple has not been positively identified but…

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July 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM

IDs released of man who killed mother, self at Seattle retirement community

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified an elderly woman who was fatally shot by her son, who then killed himself at a Ravenna retirement community a week ago. Annie McClure, 83, died from a  gunshot wound to the head and her death was ruled a homicide. Her son, William T. McClure, 57, also died from…

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July 18, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Police investigate possible murder-suicide at Ravenna nursing home

Seattle police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman at a Ravenna assisted-living facility as a possible murder-suicide. At around 2 p.m., police received a report of a suicidal man leaving his home in Ballard. “A short time later, police received a second call from the family indicating the man may have headed for his elderly…

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May 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Pasco shooting deaths called murder-suicide

The Associated Press PASCO — Police say the deaths of a man and woman Monday in Pasco were a murder-suicide. Police and Franklin County authorities believe Aaron Newport crawled through a pet door at the home of his ex-girlfriend Monique Williams and shot her to death in her bedroom before taking his own life. KEPR reports the shooting…

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April 12, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Husband, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide in Shoreline

A husband and wife are dead in what police called an apparent murder-suicide today in Shoreline. Sgt. Kathleen Larson with the King County Sheriff’s Office said she could not immediately say whether the husband or wife was the shooter. Larson said a woman called 911 just before 9 a.m. today to report hearing two shots fired in…

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March 22, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Boulevard Park shooting a possible murder-suicide

King County sheriff’s deputies believe that a double shooting in Boulevard Park on Wednesday may have been a murder-suicide. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said that deputies believe that a man distraught over a break-up with his girlfriend shot at the woman’s house. It’s unclear whether the passenger in the car was killed intentionally by the driver…

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