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Homicide Detectives Arrest West Seattle Man for Death of Roommate

SPD Homicide detectives arrested a 25-year-old man last week for the death of his roommate.

On January 10th, the 25-year-old man called 911 and said he had found his roommate, a 41-year-old woman, unresponsive at the bottom of a staircase in their shared home in the 4500 block of 40th Avenue SW.

Patrol officers, concerned about the circumstances of the incident, called for homicide detectives to respond to the scene.

Medics transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center, where she died three days later.

Homicide detectives conducted an initial interview with the 25-year-old man, and then released him from the scene. The detectives continued to investigate and, after the woman’s death on January 13th, police interviewed the man once again, leading them to book him into the King County Jail for homicide.