Stepsiblings killed in an Auburn homicide-suicide earlier this month have been identified as 23-year-old James Balcerak and 21-year-old Brianna Smith, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Police said it appeared Balcerak fatally shot Smith on June 7 along 122nd Court Southeast, KIRO-TV reported. Both died from gunshot wounds to the head and later were found by officers.
The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Thursday that Balcerak’s death was a suicide and Smith’s a homicide.
Further details were not available.
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