- Associated Press - Saturday, February 22, 2020

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - A man found dead next to a car outside the King County Sheriff’s Office in Maple Valley is believed to be the husband of a 57-year-old woman who was found dead Wednesday in the couple’s home, police said.

The man’s body was discovered around 2 a.m. Friday, said Sgt. Ryan Abbott, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. He had what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Abbott said. The King County Medical Examiner has not yet confirmed the cause or manner of the man’s death, The Seattle Times reported.

The woman’s body was found in the living room of the couple’s home about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Seattle after her hairdresser called police twice to report missed appointments.

Abbott said it was not immediately clear what caused the woman’s death, and investigators were waiting to hear from the medical examiner before investigating it as a homicide.

Police had wanted to talk to the woman’s husband but hadn’t located him, Abbott said.



Abbott said police got a tip that the husband intended to kill himself in the parking lot of a law enforcement office.

Deputies found the man next to the running SUV, which is registered to the dead woman’s husband.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of either person.

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