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UPDATE: Two men found dead in South Hill home

Post by Christian Hill / The News Tribune on May 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
May 28, 2012 6:34 pm

Two men who were found dead in a South Hill home on Monday morning were victims of homicide, the spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said the bodies were discovered by the father of one of the men who lived in the home. Neither of the bodies had been identified Monday afternoon. Preliminary indications were that both men likely were killed by gunshot wounds, Troyer said.

The father of one of the men who lived in the house called 911 a.m., Troyer said. The men had approached the back patio door and saw a body inside.

Pierce County Sheriff's detectives gather in the front of a South Hill home where two men were found dead Monday morning. (Janet Jensen/staff photographer)

The victims are in their 20s and 30s. They weren’t immediately identified.

Detectives told KIRO-TV that investigators found body armor and a cache of weapons inside the home in the 9400 block of 175th Street Court East. Investigators also found ammunition inside the home.

Troyer said investigators do not have a suspect or person of interest at this time. He told KIRO that the case right now “is a who-done-it.”

We’ll post more information as it becomes available.

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