Seattle Police Department homicide detectives were called to a North Seattle nursing home Friday afternoon after a man and an elderly woman were both found dead in a room at the facility. Police are investigating the possibility this is a case of murder-suicide.
Police received a report from the man’s family around 2 PM that the man had left his Ballard home after indicating he was contemplating suicide. 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.
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.