May 17, 2010 in Region

No motive yet in murder-suicide

Associated Press

GIG HARBOR, Wash. – Police were searching for clues Sunday at the Gig Harbor home where a sheriff’s deputy killed himself after fatally shooting his wife’s parents.

Tacoma Detective Gretchen Aguirre said Sunday police still don’t know why Pierce County Deputy Allen Myron, 49, shot his in-laws Friday night, barricaded himself in a bedroom and then shot himself after an hours-long police standoff that ended early Saturday.

Family members identified the in-laws as 70-year-old Monty Multanen and 68-year-old Susan Multanen.

Aguirre said the couple had been visiting Gig Harbor from southern Washington.

Monty Multanen was an educational director for the Oregon Department of Education, the Edmonds School District and Lower Columbia College. Susan Multanen once worked as a nurse.

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