Kent Police arrest man for killing woman in her home

Man, 33, is related to 55-year-old victim; 10th Kent homicide in 2021

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Kent Police arrested a 33-year-old man for investigation of murder in the death of a 55-year-old woman found inside her residence at the Mar A Villa Mobile Home Park, 23810 30th Ave. S., on the West Hill.

Detectives arrested the man, who is related to the woman, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, according to police. He was taken into custody without incident. Police did not release where detectives arrested the man or how the man is related to the woman.

Officers were dispatched to the mobile home park on the morning of Aug. 3 after relatives were unable to reach the woman during the morning hours, a circumstance described by family members as highly unusual for the woman. Based on information that was obtained along with the evidence located at the scene, it was determined this would be a homicide investigation, according to police.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the woman or a cause and manner of death.

Police initially described the investigation as a suspicious death.

10th homicide this year

The killing is the 10th homicide in the first eight months of 2021 in Kent. The city had nine homicides in 2020, four in 2019 and seven in 2018.




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