Two dead in Cheney in apparent murder-suicide

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by KREM.com and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 2:30 PM

CHENEY, Wash. -- Investigators in Cheney made a chilling discovery Saturday afternoon.  They found the bodies of a man and a woman, both possibly transgender, in an apartment building.

Investigators said it is an apartment murder-suicide.  They also found a pistol and two shell casings near the bodies.  It happened at the Rosebrook Inn apartments on West 1st Street.

Investigators interviewed several neighbors.  Some were in tears as they tried to piece together what happened. 

"It's a little weird, a little freaky," said Gayle King, who lives next door to the crime scene.  "You never think about it.  It’s like the land slide in Woody Island you hear about it but don't think its going to happen to you."

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said the investigation was put on hold for most of the afternoon until police could get a warrant to enter inside the room.  Just before 5pm, forensics teams and detectives arrived with the search warrant. 

Investigators are working to piece together is the time-line and how long the two victims were inside.

Investigators said the woman victim lived in room five.  The man lived in room seven.  Officials said that somebody reported that man missing on Friday.

One official said they are not looking for any suspects at this time.  But they are leaning towards calling the scene a murder-suicide.

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