Husband, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Thurston County

LACEY -- Thurston County sheriff's  detectives say a husband and wife died in an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday afternoon near Lacey.

Someone called 9-1-1 to report two people with injuries on the ground around 2:15 p.m.

Deputies closed 56th Avenue NE just west of Marvin Rd to investigate.

According to Lt. Cliff Ziesemer, deputies found a 39-year-old woman dead at the scene and a 51-year-old man died while being transported to the hospital.

Deputies said a gun was found at the scene with two shell casings nearby.

Detectives found two children, 16 and 13, at the couple's home in Lakewood. They were taken into protective custody by CPS until they were turned over to family members.