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Two dead in apartment

By ERICA JAHN

Staff writer

Police haven’t listed the deaths of two people found in a Federal Way apartment last Sunday as a homicide yet, but they’re still looking for information that might explain why they died.

Police went to the apartment, located in the 2500 block of South 317th Place, about 4:45 a.m. last Sunday to check on the occupants of the home, police spokesman Officer Kurt Schwan said.

The people living in the apartment hadn’t been heard from in awhile, he said, though he didn’t know how much time had passed since the couple had last been seen.

Police entered through a back sliding patio door, which was open, and found Jacquelyn Weins, 51, and a 25-year-old man in a bedroom. Both appear to have died of gunshot wounds.

Police aren’t releasing the name of the man until they confirm his family members have been notified of his death.

During the investigation, detectives found a revolver believed to be connected to the deaths, Schwan said. He didn’t know how many shots had been fired in the apartment.

There were no signs of burglary and no signs of forced entry, he said.

Federal Way police are still trying to establish the relationship between Weins and the 25-year-old man, Schwan said.

He said he’s not aware of any problems or prior police calls to that address.

Police haven’t classified the dual deaths as a homicide, and Schwan said there isn’t evidence yet to indicate the deaths were part of a murder-suicide.

“We’re just considering it a death investigation,” he said.

Staff writer Erica Jahn can be reached at 925-5565 and ejahn@fedwaymirror.com

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