December 28, 1997 in City

Homicide Suspected In Deaths Of Two Men Found In Home Near Arlington; Marijuana Plants Discovered

Associated Press

The bodies of two men were found inside the home they shared north of Arlington, and investigators are treating the deaths as homicides, the Snohomish County sheriff’s office said.

Sheriff’s officers investigated Friday after receiving a call that the two men did not show up as expected to a family gathering. When they went to the house Friday night, they found the bodies, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen.

One of the men was in his mid-40s to mid-50s, Jorgensen said. The other was in his late teens or early 20s, she said.

The victims were members of the same family, but authorities did not know immediately how closely they were related, Jorgensen said.

Their identities were not released.

The cause of the deaths have not yet been determined, but there were “signs of homicidal violence,” Jorgensen said.

Deputies secured the scene overnight. When they returned to begin their investigation on Saturday, they found 40 to 50 marijuana plants growing in a shed on the property, Jorgensen said.

The plants have an estimated street value of $40,000 to $50,000, she said.

Investigators did not discover a motive or suspects, Jorgensen said.

“We don’t have a person of interest yet,” she said.

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