Homicide suspected in woman’s death in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — Detectives on Monday were awaiting a judge’s permission to search a Lake Stevens home where a woman was found dead inside.

The woman is believed to be in her 20s, Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Brand said.

“It appears she may have died of homicidal violence,” he said.

Lake Stevens police officers were summoned about 9:06 a.m. to a home in the 9200 block of 15th Street SE, a cul-de-sac just west of Highway 9. Somebody had called 911 to report finding the body, Brand said.

Lake Stevens police asked the Snohomish County sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit to take the lead on the case.

Police secured the scene and were waiting on the search warrant. It wasn’t clear if they would be able to go through the house Monday night or if they’d have to wait until morning, Brand said.

No arrests had been made.

“It’s really too early to release any more information because we don’t have it,” he said.

The woman’s body was expected to be taken to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office, which will confirm her identity and determine how she died.

The case has no known connection to the June 1 drive-by shooting in Lake Stevens that took the life of Molly Conley, 15, of Seattle, Brand said.

The shooting took place about a mile and a half away from Monday’s death investigation.

Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s office at 425-388-3845.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

Army nurse from Everett has vivid memories of ‘forgotten war’

Barbara Jean Nichols, 95, served near the front lines in Korea and Vietnam, and in Germany.

In county overdose crisis, nasal spray has saved 100 lives

About 900 local law enforcement officers have been trained to use naloxone to revive opioid users.

Second former student files abuse claim against teacher

The woman says Cascade High School’s Craig Verver had sexual contact with her on campus.

Man arrested after allegedly threatening people near EvCC

The community college was briefly on lockdown Thursday morning.

Edmonds to add bike lanes in two areas

Crews will begin the first phase of work Thursday and Friday, weather permitting.

Woman fatally shot at home near Everett

Another woman and three children, who were also in the home, were not injured.

Woman injured after losing control of her pickup

A 50-year-old woman was injured Tuesday after her pickup lost… Continue reading

Serial killer wannabe admits trying to kill man she met online

She told police she planned to rip out her victim’s heart and eat it — and would continue killing.

Boy stuck in child care instead of going to school

District says it can no longer provide transportation for the special-needs student.

Most Read