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Tumwater man killed with toilet paper

OLYMPIA (AP) — An autopsy determined that a man found dead Friday outside a Tumwater residence suffocated on tissue paper stuffed in his mouth.

He's identified as 55-year-old Gerald F. Haag of Seattle.

Thurston County sheriff's deputies arrested a 49-year-old man for investigation of murder.

The sheriff's office says Michael Kerby of Seattle told the victim's sister he had killed her brother. Lt. Chris Mealy told The Olympian Kerby is cooperating with investigators.


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