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Arlington Man Suspected in Murder of Sister


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Arlington Heights, Wash. – Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a 50 year-old Arlington man on the suspicion that he is responsible for the death of his 53 year-old sister. 

Yesterday, deputies were called to a residence at the 13200 block of 240th St NE in Arlington by the woman’s son who was concerned about his mother’s disappearance .  The son became suspicious about his uncle’s involvement in his mother’s disappearance after he found his mother’s vehicle on the property where his uncle lived.  The suspect is the brother of the missing woman and uncle to the son who called police. 

After police questioned the suspect, a sergeant conducted a search of the property and discovered a woman’s body in a field near the house covered with a blanket.  Identification of the body, as well as cause and manner of death, will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives were called to the scene and, by piecing together evidence and witness statements, have reason to believe that the suspect is responsible for his sister’s death and attempt to conceal the body on his property.  He was booked into the Snohomish County jail on 2nd degree murder last night.