The scene of the crime on the night a 26-year-old woman’s homicide. Photo courtesy of Redmond Police Department

The scene of the crime on the night a 26-year-old woman’s homicide. Photo courtesy of Redmond Police Department

Redmond police arrest murder suspect

A 26-year-old woman is accused of killing her wife.

Redmond police have arrested a woman they suspect is responsible for killing her wife this week.

At about 9 p.m. on April 3, police received a call from a roommate of the couple. According to Redmond police spokesperson Andrea Wolf-Buck, the male roommate hadn’t heard from the victim or her wife, who were all living together at Redmond Hill apartments, for a couple of days.

He went to check on them and found one of the women dead in the couple’s bedroom.

Police arrived at the apartment in the 18700 block of Redmond Way and immediately determined the death of the victim, a 26-year-old woman, was suspicious. As they continued to investigate, they deemed her death to be a homicide.

The official cause of death has not yet been determined but police are reporting there was severe trauma to the victim’s body. Initial evidence suggests she had been dead for several days.

Detectives found the suspect, also a 26-year-old woman, less than 24 hours after the homicide. She was getting off a Redmond bus when police arrested her. Wolf-Buck said she was detained without incident, interviewed by detectives and was booked into King County jail on suspicion of homicide and is awaiting formal charges.

“The investigation is far from complete, but everything indicates this was a tragic domestic violence incident and there was no danger to the public,” Redmond police Lt. Tim Gately said in a news release.

Wolf-Buck said the identity of the victim will be released after her family is notified by the King County Medical Examiner.

Redmond police at the scene of the suspicious death. Officers found a deceased female at the 18700 block of Redmond Way on April 3. Raechel Dawson/staff photo

Redmond police at the scene of the suspicious death. Officers found a deceased female at the 18700 block of Redmond Way on April 3. Raechel Dawson/staff photo

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