Crime

The Seattle Times Crime section covers law enforcement by police, prosecutors and courts in Seattle, the Eastside, King County, the Northwest and nationwide. Topics include arrests and prosecution of suspects in cases of murder, manslaughter, rape and assault. Other topics are the federal courts; the FBI; Homeland Security; and Justice Department oversight of the Seattle Police Department.

Fox Island couple dead in murder-suicide; police believe woman was shot while calling 911

A Pierce County couple found dead at their home after a murder-suicide Sunday have been identified. Investigators believe William Christopher Cranston, a 57-year-old Fox Island resident, fatally shot his wife while she was on the phone with 911 dispatchers reporting that her husband had a gun. dead outside the house. The 48-year-old woman died of...

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