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Bellingham men shot to death

Associated Press

BELLINGHAM – A man who may have been posing as an FBI agent shot two men to death in their apartment late Friday or early Saturday, Bellingham Police Lt. Craige Ambrose said.

The victims’ identities were being withheld until police can notify the next of kin.

The Bellingham Herald reported that police were looking for a suspect who may have posed as an FBI agent to gain entry to the house, saying he wanted to talk to the men about their status as Level 3sex offenders. He is described as a white male in his late 40s, about 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall and weighing 190 pounds. He was last seen Friday night at the residence by neighbors and a roommate of the two men.

The roommate left the house Friday about 9 p.m. and returned around 3 a.m. Saturday to find the men dead, Ambrose said. Ambrose declined to confirm which roommates, if any, are in fact sex offenders.

According to a search by the AP, three men are listed on the state’s sex offender registry as living on Northwest Avenue in Bellingham.

The suspect reportedly arrived at the house Friday night wearing a black baseball cap with an FBI insignia on the front and a blue jumpsuit with a white stripe down each leg. The suspect is not an agent, Ambrose said.

The fake FBI agent told the roommates that one of them was on a “hit list” on an Internet site, according to the police. The roommate who reported the deaths left while the FBI impostor was still there, Ambrose said.

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