Autopsy finds small self-inflicted cuts on Cheryl DeBoer’s fingers; homicide, other causes of death being investigated

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MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. -- Mountlake Terrace detectives released some sparse new details on Wednesday about their investigation into the death of 53-year-old Cheryl DeBoer.

Detectives said the Snohomish County medical examiner performed an autopsy, and found small cuts on two of DeBoer’s fingers that appear to be self-inflicted. The medical examiner is waiting for more test results before deciding on the cause and manner of death.

Detectives said they’re still investigating the case as a homicide, but that other causes of death are also being investigated.

DeBoer's body was found in a culvert Sunday, and her car was found about two miles away. Police said on Tuesday that what appeared to be blood was found on the passenger seat and the inside passenger door of her Subaru.

Detectives ruled out her husband as a person of interest on Tuesday.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can help identify and arrest a suspect.

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