ORIGINAL REPORT, 4:46 PM: Police at the scene of an investigation at a home on High Point Drive are not commenting on what they are investigating. We went to the scene after neighbors messaged us about crime scene tape and CSI detectives. One source tells us a “suspicious death” is being checked out – we are working to confirm that.
5:26 PM UPDATE: Police now confirm it’s a homicide investigation:
Homicide detectives are on scene in West Seattle where a woman was found dead in her home early this afternoon.
At approximately 12:27 p.m. officers responded to the 5900 block of High Point Drive SW to check the welfare of a homeowner. Upon arrival officers located a deceased woman in her 40′s inside the home. There was nobody else inside the residence upon the arrival of officers.
Homicide and CSI detectives responded to process the scene and continue to actively investigate.
The suspect(s) remain at large.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and ongoing homicide investigation.
This is the first West Seattle homicide investigation since the still-unsolved murder of Greggette Guy more than a year and a half ago.
12:37 AM UPDATE: A few more details from police via SPD Blotter: They say the victim was 46 years old and describe her as the homeowner for the address where she was found. According to police, the call that led them to the residence was made by “a relative.” They are not saying how she died but “foul play is suspected.” TV reports quote family members as saying the victim had been stabbed to death.