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Investigators: $60,000 in cash, pot plants at site of quadruple homicide

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Associated Press

BREMERTON, Wash. – Investigators say they found about $60,000 in cash and 33 mature marijuana plants at a Kitsap County property where three victims of a quadruple homicide were found in a burning home.

The Kitsap Sun reported that court records say more than $50,000 was found in a safe under the master bedroom bed and $7,000 was found in a bank bag in a dresser. The marijuana plants were found in a garage.

The three victims were found Saturday after someone called 911 to report violence at the home Friday night. They were identified as 43-year-old Christale Lynn Careaga and 16-year-olds Hunter Schaap and Johnathon Higgins. Careaga’s husband, John Careaga, was found dead Sunday in his burned-out pickup truck at a tree farm about 15 miles away.

The court documents don’t say whether investigators believe the money or marijuana provided a motive for the killings. No arrests have been made.

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