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Auburn police detain man accused of murdering his child’s mother

Jul 7, 2024, 3:53 PM

Photo: Pierce County deputies are investigating after a woman was found dead in a house....

Pierce County deputies are investigating after a woman was found dead in a house. (Photo courtesy of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

(Photo courtesy of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) reported that a woman was found dead in a house in Rhododendron Park on Friday.

According to PCSD, around 3:30 p.m., a person called in saying their father sent text messages saying he killed their mother. Deputies then responded to conduct a welfare check at the home.

When deputies looked inside the house, they found a 53-year-old woman who had died. Detectives and forensic investigators were then called in.

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Deputies sent out a statewide “be on the lookout” call for the suspect and the car he was driving.

PCSD said at 6:36 p.m., the Auburn Police Department reported they had detained the suspect and his car at the Chevron Gas Station at 2802 Auburn Way South.

Detectives and forensic investigators served a search warrant at the home and will also be serving a search warrant on the suspect’s car, according to PCSD.

The 53-year-old suspect was booked into the Pierce County Jail for murder in the first degree.

Julia Dallas is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read her stories here. Follow Julia on X here and email her here.

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