WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. — A man and a woman, who law enforcement says were being investigated for embezzlement, were found dead inside a home on Bull Mountain early Thursday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
KPTV reports deputies were called to the scene in the 13600 block of Southwest Willow Top Lane in the Bull Mountain area of Washington County around 10:38 p.m. Wednesday.
Concerned relatives had gone to three-story home of Lisa Malone and Leonard Forster late Wednesday.
From the bottom floor, they spoke with the couple. The relatives then heard a loud gunshot. After the shot, the couple told the family members they were fine and didn’t want to talk.
The relatives then called 911. While on the phone, they heard additional gunshots, described as muffled.
Neighbors also told deputies they saw the porch light outside their neighbor’s home turn off after family members exited the home.
While on scene, deputies said they saw interior lights being turned off inside the home.
After several unanswered phone calls, deputies said they did not have legal justification to enter the home.
Around 1 a.m. Thursday, family members re-entered the home and found both Malone and Foster dead.
Malone and Foster were a couple and had been living together for over a year, according to family members. There is no documented history of domestic violence for the couple.
Deputies told FOX 12 that the Tualatin Police Department had been investigating Malone and Foster for embezzlement. The two worked for Fahey Machinery in Lake Oswego and stole over $34,000 from their employer. The theft was reported Tuesday.
Preliminary information indicates Foster shot Malone and then shot himself.
The detective says the couple, both 48, had no record of domestic violence. He says there was evidence of heavy drug use.
KPTV, CNN and The Associated Press contributed to this story.