Seattle police investigating possible murder-suicide at nursing home

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SEATTLE — The bodies of a man and elderly woman were found in a room at a north Seattle nursing home Friday, and Seattle police said they were investigating whether it was a murder-suicide.

Police received a report from the man’s family around 2 p.m. that the man had left his Ballard home after indicating he was contemplating suicide, the Seattle Police Department said on its online crime blotter. A short time later, police received a second call from the family indicating the man may have headed for his elderly mother’s assisted living facility in the Ravenna neighborhood with plans to harm her, police said.

As police headed to the facility—located in the 2300 block of NE 65th Street—nursing home staff went to the elderly woman’s room to check on her, and found the bodies of a man and an elderly woman. The King County Medical Examiner will formally identify the bodies.

Officers arrived at the scene and called in homicide detectives, who are investigating the incident.

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