2 Found Dead Near Shelton Identified; Suspect Shoots Self
SHELTON (AP) — Authorities have identified two people found dead at a home near Shelton, Washington Tuesday and said the suspect in the case shot and killed himself Wednesday in Oregon after a standoff.
The Mason County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as 34-year-old Tara Abernathy of Shelton and 34-year-old Kenneth Koonrad of Montesano.
Deputies were sent to Abernathy's home Tuesday after she didn't show up for work. They found Abernathy and Koonrad dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
The sheriff's office said on Twitter Wednesday that detectives had located a suspect and were involved in a standoff. The sheriff's office later tweeted that negotiations ended as shots were heard.
The sheriff's office tweeted just before 9 p.m. that the suspect had shot and killed himself.
The suspect has not been identified.