ANACORTES (AP) — Authorities say a 64-year-old woman has been arrested after the body of an elderly man was found at a home northwest of Seattle near Anacortes.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports deputies were called to the home Tuesday for a welfare check on an 84-year-old man who the caller said had not been seen in about a week.

Skagit County sheriff's deputies found the man's body. Later Tuesday, the woman, who also lives at the home, was taken into custody.

The woman appeared in court Wednesday, where a judge found probable cause to hold her in jail. Prosecutors have until Friday afternoon to file charges.

She is being held on $250,000 bail.

An investigation is ongoing.

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