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Police: 3 Bellingham deaths were homicide, suicide

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Associated Press

BELLINGHAM – Authorities say the three people found dead in a Bellingham home Monday died by homicide and suicide.

Bellingham Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Danette Beckley said Tuesday the victims are 43-year-old Tanya Rowe, her 5-year-old son Benton, and her husband and the boy’s father, 45-year-old Kevin Rowe, the Bellingham Herald reported.

Beckley has not said if a weapon was used or who was the killer. She said the public is not in any danger and no suspect is being sought.

A letter from the Bellingham School District said Tanya Rowe was a longtime director of communications for the district and that she previously worked at Western Washington University and at the Bellingham Herald.

Beckley said police responded Monday afternoon to a home in the Cordata neighborhood for a welfare check and found the bodies.

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