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Two people in Washington have been arrested after a 50-year-old woman was found dead in her home.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reports that a murder suspect and his accomplice were arrested after an elderly woman was found dead in her home, located in the South Everett area.

Authorities reportedly responded to a 911 call that came in around 1:30am on Tuesday. The elderly woman’s roommate said that he’d found her in the bedroom after entering the room and smelling a horrible odor. He then found her decaying body tucked underneath the mattress. Detectives found that she’d been stabbed numerous times.

AOL reports:

On Wednesday, investigators said they arrested a 59-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman in connection with the murder.

“They were arrested after detectives learned that on May 25, the victim caught the male attempting to burglarize the home,” said Lieutenant AJ Bryant. “He is suspected of killing her than attempting to conceal her body in her room at her residence in the 12000 block of 4th Ave W.”

The man was booked for investigation of first-degree murder and the woman for investigation of 1st degree rendering criminal assistance.

The Snohomish County medical examiner was expected to arrive on the scene Tuesday evening to processing the scene to determine the victim’s cause of death.

The deceased operated a business out of her home as well, but Q13 News is not revealing the name of the business until we know the family has been notified and the name of the woman has been officially released.

The deceased woman had only been living in the house for a few months.


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