Police: Man stabs parents, sets house on fire in Snohomish

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SNOHOMISH, Wash. -- The Snohomish County Sheriff's office is investigating reports that a 29-year-old man stabbed his parents and their home went up in flames.

Deputies were called around 11:15 p.m. Thursday to 153rd Ave SE along Panther Creek in Snohomish.

Authorities initially said the man's 58-year-old mother was missing.  Just after noon Friday officials confirmed the body of an adult female was found inside the home. It’s believed to be the missing woman, but the Medical Examiner’s office will have to identify the body and manner of death.

Sheriff's spokesperson Shari Ireton also said the woman's husband, also 58, and the suspect were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, before being transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The husband suffered head wounds and stab wounds to the abdomen, she said.

Neighbors who live nearby said they saw the flames coming from the home.

“We looked out on the side yard and saw a wall of fire and heard explosion after explosion,” said Melissa Frey, who lives nearby.

Investigators spent all day at the home, sifting through the rubble looking for any evidence to this case.

"The whole structure is basically gone," said Ireton. “Which poses a big challenges to investigators both fire and law enforcement. They will essentially comb through every piece of evidence from the top to the bottom to figure out what happened.”

Those who know the family said they were always very kind and thoughtful.

“She’s awesome and wonderful. She has a heart of gold. She would do anything for anybody and her husband is a quiet, nice sweet guy. Both of their sons are adorable so I don’t know what to say, I’m shocked, absolutely shocked,” added Frey.

Investigators don’t know what led up to this violence and they say there is no clear motive at this point.

The father remains in the hospital recovering from his injuries.

At this time, no charges have been filed.

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