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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 with 13 Comments »
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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  1. ginahopk says:

    could be a jealous lover

  2. ithsmay says:

    Or it could be the result of a home invasion…

  3. duckfan4ever says:

    Why does TNT say that the “victims are in their 20’s 30’s?” The victims are dead. Thus it would be correct to say that they “were” in their 20’s and 30’s.

  4. tabatha18 says:

    King 5 also said there was a 5 foot eel found in the house??? What the heck??

  5. TacomaRick says:

    looks like 9409 from the map, google, and zillow..records show house is owned by a man and woman..I guess they could have been renting it out….Lets do some investigative reporting TNT

  6. serendipity says:

    Glad I moved way far away from this city.

  7. sirlancealot says:

    More info please…it can’t be that hard to report stuff. Who was living in the house? Were they related to each other? Was anyone else in the house when Dad found them? Did neighbors hear anything? Come on. this is the third murder in walking distance from my house in the past several years and info becomes very important at this stage – are we all in danger? Or can I resume my midnight bikini jog to the winco parkinglot to purchase my uppers? Do tell.

  8. guidocarmasi says:

    Drug deal gone bad. sirlancealot you may want to relocate your neighborhood

  9. justsmile says:

    a bit more respectful comments would be nice. you could be talking about someones husband, someones dad, someones child. people get a rise out of drama. there are people out there deeply hurting over their loss and all you can do is seculate on the worst situations that could have happened. im sorry to the families.

  10. m9078jk3 says:

    Komo news reported that a neighbor had an uneasy feeling when the homeowners son introduced him to a couple of “friends” a couple of day’s ago that were staying with him.That’s why I think “roommates” and sharing is generally a very very bad idea.

  11. PuppyDogsButterflies says:

    Maybe the eel found in the house was very rare and worth millions.

  12. scottiam says:

    Weapons, ammunition and body armor, hmmmm… the neighbor sure has gone to hell since Walmart moved in.

  13. Sounds like two people murderd and I heard one left behind a 15yr old and 6yr old doughter he worked full time at tods shipyard. A absolute tragidy for both famileys and as for the nieghborhood if wee dont catch the people resonsible…….comming to your nieghborhood next!!!

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