Woman found dead in apartment after man turns himself in at King County Jail

A 28-year-old woman was found dead in a Seattle apartment after a man walked into the King County Jail Wednesday and said he wanted to turn himself in for homicide, according the probable cause statement outlining the police case against the man.

A King County District Court judge found probable cause Thursday to hold the man on investigation of homicide and set bail at $1 million, Casey McNerthney, a spokesperson for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, told The Seattle Times.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the woman or her cause of death. Police said she was 28.

The probable cause statement says the man was handcuffed at the jail Wednesday afternoon after making his statement.

Two officers went to the apartment building and contacted an employee, who opened the door to the apartment because the occupant could be in need of immediate medical aid, says the statement.

The officers determined the woman was deceased, according to the probable cause statement.

The suspect’s sister told police her brother had recently been acting delusional and was being treated for a mental-health issue, the statement says.

Police do not know the motive for the homicide or the relationship between the suspect and victim, but the statement notes the man was listed as an emergency contact by the apartment’s tenant, the statement says.