Auburn police investigating possible domestic murder/suicide

The Auburn Police Department is investigating a possible domestic murder/suicide in the 900 block of 12th Street Southeast.

According to Auburn Police Commander Jamie Sidell, officers were sent to the apartment on Tuesday after someone called 911 to report seeing a body inside the residence.

Police arrived at 1 p.m. and found a deceased older couple of Asian descent, their names have not been released.

Sidell said the police are not actively pursuing any suspects in the case.

"A warrant was served and we've collected our evidence," Sidell said. "There are no suspects we're looking for at this time. It appears to be a domestic incident. The couple had a domestic relationship – we don't know if they were married – and there were no signs of an intruder."

Sidell added that Auburn police have no previous records of domestic incidents regarding the couple.

The King County Medial Examiner's office performed autopsies on the couple on Wednesday and the department's investigation is ongoing until results from those and a toxicology screen are completed.


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