Police in Everett, Washington said today that they have arrested two persons in connection with the death of a 50 year old woman found stabbed to death. Investigators said that they arrested the two suspects in Marysville. The arrests came following the discovery of the woman’s body in an area known as South Everett.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said in court documents that officers responded to a 911 call from the woman’s roommate around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The roommate said the as yet unidentified woman was dead in her bedroom. Later, the roommate told detectives that he entered her room after smelling a bad odor, where he found the body concealed underneath a mattress.
Investigators reported to local news media that the victim had been stabbed multiple times. Police have only identified the suspects as a 59 year old male and a 54-year-old woman in connection with the murder. “They were arrested after detectives learned that on May 25, the victim caught the male attempting to burglarize the home,” said Lieutenant AJ Bryant. “He is suspected of killing her then attempting to conceal her body in her room at her residence in the 12000 block of 4th Ave W.”
Records show the suspect is currently being held on a pending charge of first-degree murder pending the outcome of the investigation and the woman is being held as a possible accomplice for 1st degree rendering criminal assistance. The sheriff’s office says the deceased had only lived in this home a few months.
The Snohomish County medical examiner arrived at the crime scene and pronounced the victim dead Tuesday evening and was processing the scene to determine the victim’s cause of death. Police verified that the deceased operated a business out of her home. But local news outlet Q13 News is not revealing the name of the business until the family has been notified and the name of the woman has been officially released.