A woman was found dead Thursday in Puyallup, and detectives are investigating the case as a homicide.
Her former boyfriend is in custody.
The woman, who was in her 40s, was found in an apartment in the 2500 block of South Meridian, Police Chief Scott Engle said, adding she was a victim of homicidal domestic violence. He did not specify how she died.
On Wednesday, the victim told a co-worker she was going to stop by her ex-boyfriend’s apartment to pick up belongings, Engle said.
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“Then she failed to show up for work, and we began looking for her around midnight,” he said.
Officers found the woman’s car near the ex-boyfriend’s apartment and discovered her body shortly thereafter, Engle said.
The ex-boyfriend, 60, was taken into custody.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Officers & Detectives are at the scene of a death investigation in the 2500 blk of S Meridian ST. A female in her 40s was found deceased in an apartment due to homicidal domestic violence. A suspect is in custody & no other suspects are being sought. <a href="https://t.co/fvhYgKINnO">pic.twitter.com/fvhYgKINnO</a></p>— Puyallup Police (@PuyallupPD) <a href="https://twitter.com/PuyallupPD/status/1047866115836112897?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 4, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>