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Pierce county deputies investigating apparent murder-suicide

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PIERCE COUNTY – Deputies are investigating a murder-suicide at a home near Puyallup.

Pierce County Sheriff’s detective Ed Troyer said that a 31-year old man shot and killed a 35-year old woman, and then killed himself.

The victim’s 15-year old daughter and another relative made the discovery inside the home near 11200 block of 71st Avenue Court East early Monday morning.

Troyer said that the couple was in an on-and-off again relationship. Investigators are looking into the circumstances that lead up to shooting.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy and release the names of the man and woman.