- Associated Press - Thursday, June 15, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - An 18-year-old Seattle man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the killing of his aunt.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/2ruv0yZ ) Javen Erik Thordarson was arrested shortly after 55-year-old Emily Thordarson was found last week by her brother.

Court documents say police found injuries on her body consistent with homicidal violence, along with blood and a knife.

A neighbor told police she saw the nephew, shirtless and carrying something in his hand, leaving the house earlier in the evening. Thordarson was contacted at his home by detectives, who saw blood on the hand-brake handle of his car.

Thordarson is being held in the King County Jail on $1 million bail. His arraignment is set for June 28.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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