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Puyallup couple found dead in possible homicide-suicide

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm with 6 Comments »
June 28, 2012 6:21 am

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.

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  1. PattySweet says:

    My condolences to both families. They have lost someone that they love and are heartbroken. The grief can be unbearable. My prayers are with you all.

  2. I can’t put into words how much this man was loved. I have only met her a couple times and she seemed like a nice woman. They will be dearly missed. My love and prayers go to all the family and friends.

  3. debbieduedad says:

    Personnelly knowing both of the of the people, it was a mutual agreement to commit the act!! To say it was a murder suciede would be a incorrect statement. They both loved each other vey much and was at the end of there ropes!!

  4. Comput3rguy says:

    Oh how sad… sorry for everyone’s loss.

  5. When I first heard, I knew instantly that this was a death pact. He had suffered for years but wouldnt hurt a hair on anyone’s head! Especially a loved one! And she would NEVER want to live a day without him. They needed each other in that way…
    I have many fond memories of this man from my childhood that I will always hold dear in my heart.
    May they both R.I.P.

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