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Arrest Made in Sultan Suspicious Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 3, 2015

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
, 425-388-3377, Media line:  425-249-6263

SULTAN, Wash. – A 49 year-old Spokane man has been arrested on suspicion of 2nd degree murder in the death of a 61 year-old Sultan man.  The death was considered suspicious based on the injuries visible to detectives, although cause and manner of death are still pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.  Detectives believe the suspect fatally assaulted the victim after a physical confrontation between the two men last week.

The body of the Sultan man was discovered in a wooded area near the 32600 block of 132nd St SE on October 29.  Positive ID of the victim is still pending from the ME's Office.