Auburn Police Officers responding to a welfare check discovered the body of an adult female Monday. The adult female’s roommate contacted police requesting a welfare check. APD Commander Steve Stocker shared that when officers arrived at the Lea Hill home, they had to force open the door to the decedent’s room.
The decedent was a tenant at the home in the 11500 Block of SE 320th Pl.
Stocker explained that as the manner of death is not obviously natural, a death investigation is required. Due to the open investigation, Stocker was to share details of the deceased’s state.
UPDATE: The Auburn Examiner has confirmed with both the Auburn Police Department and the King County Medical Examiner that the manner of death in this incident has been ruled a suicide.
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Last Updated 07/18/19 4:59pm