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UPDATED: No charges today in ‘complicated’ Tacoma homicide

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 23, 2012 at 8:38 am with 6 Comments »
March 23, 2012 2:19 pm

UPDATED at 2:18 p.m.

A 27-year-old man arrested in connection with a mysterious slaying at a downtown Tacoma home was ordered held Friday as Tacoma police continue their investigation.

No charges were filed Friday against the man, who was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of first-degree murder. He was ordered held on $1 million bail at Pierce County Jail. Prosecutors are expected to file charges Monday.

Meanwhile, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office was working to identify the homicide victim and determine his cause of death.

A woman living at the home in the 2300 block of Tacoma Avenue South called emergency responders about 10 a.m Wednesday after finding a body inside.

Detectives spent Wednesday and Thursday at the house, going through what a spokesman described as a “complicated” scene. Detectives wore gloves and biohazard suits during their work.

The decomposed body was removed Thursday afternoon.

The Tacoma Police Department has not released a motive for the slaying or whether the victim and suspect knew each other.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. serendipity says:

    Well, as Irish singer (and I might spell her name wrong) Sinead O’Connor sang many years ago, “these are dangerous times….”

    Unemployment, despair, lack of mental health services, etc. *sigh*

  2. PiecesOfYou says:

    I wonder what is so complicated? Someone was murdered and someone else was arrested for that murder. Come on TPD Detectives fill us in.

  3. Thanks for the story about nothing!

  4. siragwatkins says:

    The woman apparently returned home (from work? vacation?) & found a partially decomposed (ick!) bodyin her house that required cops/med examiners not only to glove up but to wear biohazard suits?

    Complicated it may be–but they’ve got a suspect in custody, so we know there’s more, including more info, in this case.

  5. littleshawtyduece says:

    who says you get to hear all the details right away? are you part of the investigation.

  6. JackieJ says:

    the police never want to give up details when they are at fault somewhere.

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