• Man, toddler found dead at Maple Valley home

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. - The King County Sheriff’s Office said a man and a toddler were found dead at a home in Maple Valley late Thursday in a possible murder-suicide.

    Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Abbott says deputies were called to the home on 277th Place Southeast for a domestic violence incident and found a woman and her unresponsive son.

    CPR was performed on the 2 1/2-year-old, but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

    Investigators also found the boy's 30-year-old father dead.

    The cause of the boy’s death was asphyxia due to drowning and his father died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office said. 

    The boy and his parents, who were boyfriend and girlfriend, lived together at the home for more than a year.

    Officers had never been called to the house before, Abbott said.

    Abbott said the deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

    The Major Crimes Unit was called to the scene.

    Abbott said the deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

    The Major Crimes Unit was called to the scene.

     

     


     

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