Everett woman attacked, killed

By JIM HALEY

Herald Writer

EVERETT — An east Everett woman who apparently put up a desperate fight for her life was found mortally wounded on her bloodstained doorstep Monday morning.

Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives arrested a 19-year-old suspect by midafternoon.

Gail Jubie, 37, lived her entire life in the neat home on Sunnyside Boulevard SE, taking care of her aging mother and father in recent years.

She was stabbed multiple times and shot in the chest, according to relatives and a spokeswoman from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she was taken by helicopter shortly after she was found by deputies.

The sheriff’s office had little to say about the suspect, except that he was staying at a home a few doors away from the Jubie residence.

Authorities were called just after 8 a.m. by a neighbor who heard a disturbance, telephoned the Jubie house and became suspicious. He telephoned police.

Neighbor Reid Carleton said he heard what sounded like a coyote yelping and a shot when he was at his barn. His wife called him and said, "Gail’s in trouble," Carleton said.

She had heard screaming and a shot. Carleton telephoned the house and talked to a man who said Jubie was in the bathroom, and he had stopped by just to use the phone.

"So I called 911," Carleton said.

Later he saw a man running north from the Jubie home.

"It’s a sad day," he said for his east Everett neighborhood. "We are such a nice neighborhood and nice people. We’re a close-knit family."

Carleton has known Jubie all her life.

"She was like one of our kids," he said.

Witnesses told deputies they saw a man dressed in a suit running from the area of the home, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen said.

Officers found Jubie lying near her doorway and bleeding profusely, Jorgensen said. An ambulance helicopter was called to take her to the trauma hospital.

Meanwhile, officers cordoned off about an eight-block area of Sunnyside Boulevard, looking for a suspect. A police dog and sheriff’s search and rescue helicopter were used in the hunt, which was discontinued by late morning.

Jorgensen would not say what led them to arrest the 19-year-old man.

Detectives combed Jubie’s home and yard throughout the day, looking for evidence.

From the street, blood smears were apparent on the doorjamb and a door, and there were blood splatters on a concrete porch of the neat home on a corner lot.

Jubie was the youngest of 12 children, said Harvey Jubie, one of her brothers.

She never married and didn’t have a boyfriend, he said. His sister spent a huge part of her energies on caring for her parents. Her father died several weeks ago, and her mother died 2 1/2 years ago.

"She took care of them and didn’t have an opportunity to get out and do too much," he said.

But another brother, Dave Jubie, said his sister was feisty and might be expected to resist an intruder.

His fiance, J.J. Johnson, added, "From what I understand, she put up a real fight."

Johnson said the slain woman sacrificed her life for her aging parents and was finally in a position to embark on a new life. She worked at an Albertson’s Food Center near Frontier Village, relatives said.

Relatives said the attack doesn’t make sense. They described the neighborhood as quiet. Most of the Jubie children grew up in the four-bedroom home.

"Everyone liked her," Dave Jubie said. "She was kind of a home person … She didn’t deserve this."

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