Police called to Kirkland home for apparent murder-suicide incident

The Kirkland Police Department is investigating a possible murder and suicide incident in Kirkland after finding two people dead in a Highlands neighborhood home.

Police responded to a private residence around 11 a.m. Sunday after a man reported finding a deceased male.

“The adult male had not heard from his parents in a while and went by to check on them,” said Kirkland Police Department spokesman Lt. Rob Saloum. “The two victims had been deceased for a couple of days.”

The man discovered his father’s body and called 911. Police arrived to find an adult male in his 60s in the garage. He had died from apparent self-inflicted injuries.

“Police then checked the residence and located a female in her 60s, believed to be the male’s wife, deceased in the kitchen,” a KPD release states. “At this time, the deaths appear to possibly be a result of a murder-suicide. The incident is believed to have happened sometime within the past couple days.”

The two deceased individuals appear to be the married couple who reside at the home, and Kirkland police detectives do not believe there are any other individuals involved in the incident.

“The circumstances that led up to the incident remain unknown and are still being investigated by Kirkland police detectives,” Saloum said.

Anyone who believes that they have information on this incident is encouraged to call Det. Sgt. Phil Goguen at 425-587-3503 or email him at Pgoguen@kirklandwa.gov.

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