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Three Deceased in Winlock

3/16/2011 9:24:28 AM

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Detectives responded last night, March 15, 2011, at approximately 2115 hours, to a residence in the 300 block of Frost Road, Winlock, in reference to three deceased people found inside of the residence.

Through initial investigation and evidence, it appears there was no forced entry into the home and the deaths are a result of a double murder-suicide. The Washington State Patrol Total Station Team assisted our office in the investigation.

Deceased include a 65 year old female, 57 year old male, and an 18 year old male. The deceased were related and resided in the home together.

The family appeared to have died from gunshot wounds. Autopsies have been scheduled for Friday.

Three dogs and a cat belonging to the family were also found deceased at the home.

The investigation is ongoing and we will release further information as it is known.