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One dead in apparent murder-suicide


Last updated 12/30/2020 at 10:30am

OAKESDALE — An elderly resident is dead and his wife hospitalized following an apparent murder-suicide attempt at 1:04 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26.

The 82-year-old man was found dead inside his East Bartlett Street home, according to Whitman County Sheriff’s Office records. His 83-year-old wife was found alive in the front entryway of their home.

Even though next of kin has been notified and 48 hours had elapsed prior to press time, the names of the victim and deceased had yet to be released.

The Whitman County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death...

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