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October 29, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Remains found in Oregon are those of missing Spanaway man

The Associated Press KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Human remains found earlier this month in Klamath County have been identified as those of a Washington state man missing since 2012. The sheriff’s office said Wednesday indications at the time Joseph Aaron Marsh disappeared suggested he was despondent, and an autopsy has confirmed that the cause of death was…

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| More in Environment, The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Oregon, Spanaway

October 18, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Misty Upham’s family believes her death was accidental

Facebook post Friday, attributed to five members of the family of local actress Misty Upham, says they think her death was accidental. “She did not commit suicide,” the post said.  “We believe she ran into the wooded area behind her apartment to hide from the police.” The post said the area has a hidden dropoff and it appears she didn’t see it, and slipped and fell off a steep embankment. “I, Charles, went there after Fire…

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October 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Prison investigates apparent suicide of Shelton inmate

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The state Department of Corrections says officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a 31-year-old inmate at Washington Corrections Center in Shelton. Nicholas White was found hanging in his cell Thursday morning. According to a news release from the agency, White’s cell mate alerted staff during recreation time that White had been acting…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: Mason County Sheriff's Office, suicide, Washington State Department of Corrections

October 9, 2014 at 6:15 PM

ME’s office says Spanaway mother of 4 killed herself

The Associated Press SPANAWAY — The Pierce County medical examiner says a Spanaway mother of four young children found dead in her home this week killed herself. The medical examiner’s office said Thursday that 28-year-old Jennifer Reichardt died of asphyxiation after her airways were blocked by a plastic bag. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says while detectives still have more work…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Spanaway, suicide

September 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Inmate hangs himself in Snohomish County Jail

EVERETT (AP) — The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says a 19-year-old found dead in his cell at the Snohomish County Jail hanged himself. The sheriff’s office says Travis A. Nelson-Martinez of Sultan had been screened when he was booked into jail and there were no concerns he was suicidal. Guards found him hanging in his cell…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: hangs, Snohomish County Jail, suicide

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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| More in The Blotter | Topics: Puyallup Police Department, stabbing, suicide

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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| More in The Blotter | Topics: missing Oregon woman, Search, suicide

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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| More in The Blotter | Topics: Clark County sheriff's department, officer shot, suicide

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