Man who died in struggle in Everett was from Auburn

EVERETT — Officials have identified a man who died after an apparent struggle in a south Everett home on Saturday.

The man was Richard W. Balch, 51, of Auburn, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. His cause of death remains under investigation.

Balch’s girlfriend, 50, initially was arrested in the case but was released from jail Monday.

The criminal investigation also is ongoing.

For more details, see Tuesday’s story.

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