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August 26, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Police: Man found dead at fairgrounds killed himself

Puyallup police say a man found dead Sunday in a parking lot at the Washington State Fair apparently died of a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest. Puyallup police say citizens called 911 just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday to say there was a body in the blue parking lot. Police arrived and found the dead man and…

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August 13, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Cowlitz man, accused of shooting estranged wife, found dead

The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. A Longview area man apparently shot his wife before taking his own life, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities reported that they received a 911 call shortly after midnight Tuesday from a 10-year-old child who said that his dad just shot his mom. Deputies responded to 244 Niemi Rd. west of Longview…

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August 6, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Police: Oregon woman found dead committed suicide

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Oregon state medical examiner’s office says an Oregon woman missing for nearly two weeks before her body was found along a rural road committed suicide by asphyxiation. Newberg-Dundee police said Wednesday that toxicology results are not yet available for 38-year-old Jennifer Huston of Dundee. Police say they found an empty box…

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July 18, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Man accused of shooting Vancouver, Wash. officer dies

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say the man accused of wounding a Vancouver, Wash. police officer during a traffic stop has died after a suicide attempt in his jail cell. Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman said 48-year-old James Sapp died Friday afternoon, almost 24 hours after deputies found him in the act of killing…

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May 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Man charged in Washington bomb plot dead in cell

The Associated Press SEATAC — A Washington state man charged this week with plotting to blow up a Wal-Mart and two gas stations as a diversion for a robbery spree has been found dead in his cell. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said Thursday that 52-year-old Larry Ray Gillette was discovered unresponsive at the Federal Detention Center at…

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April 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Bank robber who killed himself in Oregon remains a mystery

Law enforcement officials in Oregon are hoping someone will recognize this bank robber and provide information on his background. The man, identified as Joseph Thomas Johnston, 71, fatally shot himself on April 10 after robbing a bank in Ontario, Ore. Johnston was pulled over by police after the robbery and shot himself on the side of a road south…

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April 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Mason County man charged with child porn apparently kills self

A man who was found dead in the water near the Bremerton marina on Tuesday morning had been charged one day earlier with possession of child pornography, according to law-enforcement sources and court records. Investigators say the death appears to have been a suicide. Frank E. McDonald, 52,  of Belfair, was charged in Mason County Superior Court…

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April 1, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Man’s body retrieved from water near Bremerton marina

The body of a 52-year-old Belfair man was retrieved from the water near the Bremerton Marina around noon on Tuesday, according to police. Bremerton police said the body was spotted at 11:18 a.m between the marina and the dock for the passenger foot ferry to Port Orchard. Preliminary information from investigators and the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office indicate…

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March 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Woman shoots self outside store in South Everett

A 24-year-old woman has been hospitalized after she shot herself in the parking lot of a South Everett Home Depot, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the store in the 11900 block of Highway 99 after receiving reports that a suspicious woman was walking around the parking lot with a semi-automatic handgun, asking strangers…

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March 11, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Whatcom County Jail inmate dies after hanging herself in cell

An inmate at Whatcom County Jail died after hanging herself in her cell Monday afternoon, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said. According to The Bellingham Herald, a corrections deputy who was helping with medication deliveries found Shannon Rose Jefferson, 36, hanging with a bed sheet tied around her neck at about 1:15 p.m. in her cell on…

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