Victim’s name, cause of death yet to be released in suspected Tacoma homicide

Investigators Sunday didn’t identify a suspected homicide victim found in Tacoma two days prior, or say what caused the woman’s death.

When asked what prompted police to investigate the death as a homicide, spokeswoman Loretta Cool said it was clear the woman didn’t die naturally, and that “whatever evidence was there pointed to the husband,” but said she didn’t have any more to release about the death Sunday.

Police arrested the woman’s 48-year-old husband Saturday, and he remained in the Pierce County Jail Sunday.

The News Tribune does not generally name suspects before they have been charged with a crime.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office hadn’t released the woman’s name or age Sunday, or the cause or manner of her death.

Coworkers of the woman found her body when they went to her residence to check on her Friday in the 1100 block of South Highland Avenue, off Pearl Street, police said.

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