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Search Warrant Reveals Human Remains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 14, 2014

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Media line:  425-359-9323 

ARLINGTON, Wash. - Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the 8100 block of Wade Rd in Arlington yesterday and discovered human remains buried under a concrete slab on the property. The verification that the remains located were human was corroborated by an anthropologist with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Detectives believe the remains are that of a man who friends and family have not heard from since 2004 and that the death is suspicious. Investigators identified a suspect, a 48 year-old woman, who has been booked into the Snohomish County jail for 2nd degree murder.  The victim is believed to be the woman’s husband, however identification of the remains, as well as cause and manner of death, are pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

In addition to the remains, detectives also discovered what appeared to be a chop shop operation at that location.  A stolen pick-up was recovered by the Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force and detectives collected other evidence from the property for examination.

Additional details will be released when they become available.