TACOMA, Wash. -- Tacoma police say they've arrested two teenage brothers after their mom came home and found a dead body in their house. But when she left and returned with police, the body had been moved to a recycling bin.
According to police spokesman Mark Fulghum, the woman arrived home in the 800 block of E. 52nd Street to find the body, along with her two teenage sons, ages 14 and 16.
The woman walked a couple of blocks to Tacoma PD’s east substation to report the body at about 2 p.m. Police returned to the home, only to discover the body had been moved to a recycling bin in the alley by the home.
The body is believed to be a male, but police have not released any details about the identity of the body and what connection the person may have had with the home. Many neighbors have questions as well.
"Why would you move the body outside? Wouldn't you instantly get on the phone and say (to police) hey this person's dead?" said Blake Sibley, neighbor. "It's just kind of weird. I'd like to know what's going on, just for my own personal well-being."
Investigators said there was "obvious trauma" to the body and it appeared the person likely died of homicidal violence.
Police questioned the two teens, who were arrested and booked on investigation of first degree murder.
Police have obtained a search warrant and were processing the scene.