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Woman Charged with Manslaughter


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications 
425-388-3377, Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700 

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:46 AM the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist on an aid call in the 12100 block of SR 99 in Everett. The call was a report of a man down with CPR in progress, and while the caller was on the phone with dispatch, sounds of a disturbance were heard in the background.  Deputies encountered several intoxicated adults.  The victim was identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office as 51 year-old Richard W. Balch of Auburn, WA.  The cause and manner of death are pending.

A female in her 50’s was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for 2nd degree Manslaughter.  The man and woman were apparently in a dating relationship.