Everett woman attacked, killed


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."

Talk to us

More in Local News

Members of South County Fire practice onboarding and offboarding a hovering Huey helicopter during an interagency disaster response training exercise at Arlington Municipal Airport on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. The crews learned about and practiced safe entry and exit protocols with crew from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue before begin given a chance to do a live training. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish, King counties train together for region’s next disaster

Dozens of agencies worked with aviators Tuesday to coordinate a response to a simulated earthquake or tsunami.

Police stand along Linden Street next to orange cones marking pullet casings in a crime scene of a police involved shooting on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens man identified in Everett manhunt, deadly police shooting

Travis Hammons, 34, was killed by officers following a search for an armed wanted man in a north Everett neighborhood.

Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company's new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Lawsuit: Funko misled investors about Arizona move

A shareholder claims Funko’s decision to relocate its distribution center from Everett to Arizona was “disastrous.”

1 stabbed at apartment in Lynnwood

The man, 26, was taken to an Everett hospital with “serious injuries.”

A firefighting helicopter carries a bucket of water from a nearby river to the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. Highway 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Red flag fire warning issued west of Cascades

There are “critical fire weather” conditions due to humidity and wind in the Cascades, according to the National Weather Service.

A house fire damaged two homes around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2023 in Marysville, Washington. (Photo provided by Marysville Fire District)
Fire burns 2 homes in Marysville, killing 2 dogs

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire north of Lakewood Crossing early Tuesday, finding two houses engulfed in flames.

Multiple signs at Boxcar Park alert park users to a ban on kites at the park “effective immediately” on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett’s Boxcar Park cuts strings with kite flyers due to power lines

Safety is the reason for the ban at the park with the perfect breeze for kite flying.

Woman claims self-defense in nearly fatal Lynnwood stabbing

The Seattle woman, 35, told officers a man threatened her, so she stabbed him, according to police.

Detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred on Monday, April 26, at the Wells Fargo Bank on 13th Street in Snohomish. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
Snohomish bank robbery conviction tossed due to authorities’ ‘misconduct’

In 2021, a detective in Adam Myers’ case ordered photos taken in his cell of handwritten documents. Some were letters to his lawyer.

Most Read