Woman found dead after hours-long standoff in Auburn

A woman was found dead after a six-hour-long standoff at a home in Auburn on Tuesday.

The incident happened in the 4200 block of South 290th Street before 2 p.m.

When deputies arrived, a man in the home, later determined to be the victim’s son, refused to get out and crisis negotiators were called in, investigators said.

Deputies told KIRO 7 they were able to get the suspect outside.

When deputies went inside the home, they found the woman’s body inside.

Court documents KIRO 7 obtained Wednesday suggest mental health issues were a factor in the incident.

Neighbors told KIRO 7 the people in the home were new to the neighborhood.

Deputies said the mother had first called them early Tuesday and said her son had a dispute. She told deputies her son, who had been in the military, was bipolar and had been diagnosed with PTSD.

When investigators determined no crime had been committed, they left. However, they came back hours later after getting reports of gunfire coming from the home.

According to probable cause documents, when deputies asked the man about the woman, the suspect told them that she was everywhere and that they should check the garage, which was where they found her body. Her small dog had also been shot to death.

The man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.