78-year-old man arrested after wife’s body found inside Pierce County home, deputies say

78-year-old man arrested after wife’s body found inside Pierce County home, deputies say
Patrol vehicle outside of the University Place home. (Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Deputies with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department say a 78-year-old man was arrested Monday after his wife was found dead inside their University Place home.

According to deputies, the man told staff members at a local hospital that he was involved in a physical altercation with his wife.

Deputies then conducted a welfare check on the man’s home, located on 61st Avenue West.

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The 74-year-old woman’s body was found inside, deputies said.

The man was arrested on investigation of homicide.

KIRO 7 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.