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Cops: Man arrested in killing of elderly Snohomish County woman

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EVERETT, Wash. — Investigators arrested a man after an elderly woman was found dead and another her daughter was injured Sunday afternoon in Snohomish County.

Police arrested a 31-year-old man Sunday in Everett, Lt. Monte Beaton with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. A 46-year-old man who police say witnessed the murder, and who is also the suspect’s uncle, was taken into custody for outstanding warrants.

No additional suspects are being sought.

About 3 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were called to an assault at a home in the 12000 block of 212th Street SE near Echo Lake, Beaton said.

When they arrived, they found an elderly woman dead at the scene. Deputies also found an injured female, who was quickly transported to a nearby hospital.

Investigators say the witness had been hired to do some construction work on a bathroom in the victim's home. That person brought along his nephew to help.

The nephew is accused of attacking the two women with a knife before fleeing the home with his uncle. The uncle told detectives the suspect threw the knife out of a car as they were driving away from the scene.

The Snohomish County Major Crimes Unit is investigating the homicide.

The cause and manner of death and the identity of the victim will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.