Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a possible homicide-suicide in unincorporated Puyallup.
Neighbors heard gunshots about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on a parcel in the 5000 block of 128th Street East where a couple lived in a travel trailer. A relative who happened to be driving by stopped when he noticed a body on the ground and called 911, said sheriff’s Det. Sgt. Jerry Bates.
A 54-year-old man and 46-year-old woman were found dead behind the trailer. They have not been identified. A handgun found near the bodies is being processed.
Authorities said the couple was not married and did not have a history of domestic violence. The man, however, has a record with the Department of Corrections and has an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.
“The working theory is a murder-suicide, but detectives are still talking to neighbors, family members and doing the investigation,” Bates said.