The woman was identified as Kathie Ann Baker, 53.
The Island County Sheriff's Office said that she died of blunt force trauma and had been strangled. She had been dead for several days when her body was discovered.
A 61-year-old man has been booked into the Island County Jail in connection with the investigation.
He is scheduled for a court appearance Monday.
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