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

Lynnwood boy’s uncle under investigation of 1st-degree murder

Documents show he told detectives he came up with a plan to kill the child, and had succeeded.

Second teen charged after $1 million in school vandalism

Two teens now face felony charges for damage at two schools in Darrington last summer.

This dental office devoted a day to free care for veterans

All Smiles Northwest in Everett was among businesses observing Freedom Day USA.

A potentially transformative council election in Snohomish

As the city adopts a new form of government, many new faces are seeking office.

Majority of Marysville City Council seats are contested

The most closely watched race is between Mark James and Donna Wright.

1 shot dead, another wounded in apparent Everett robbery

There are indications the victims might have known the shooter, who apparently fled in a vehicle.

Mill Creek hires Gina Hortillosa as public works director

Hortillosa will be responsible for creating strategic infrastructure plans to promote economic growth.

Inclusion super important to Monroe High senior

Sarah Reeves worked to make homecoming more representative of the student population.

Most Read