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From one of the internet headline sites:

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Reports say homeowners among those killed, daughter under arrest

Associated Press - December 27, 2007 7:23 AM ET

CARNATION, Wash. (AP) - According to a number of media reports, the six victims of the slayings that were discovered yesterday at a home near Seattle are the property's owners, Wayne and Judy Anderson, and four family members.

And a law enforcement official says the homeowners' daughter, Michele Anderson, and her boyfriend, are under arrest in the killings.

The victims, according to the media reports, also included the homeowners' son and his wife, and their two children. They were all shot to death.

A man who says he's the grandson of Wayne and Judy Anderson says money could have been a factor. He says Michele Anderson "felt she wasn't loved enough" and felt that "everyone didn't appreciate her."

But authorities haven't established a motive.

They're also trying to determine why deputies didn't further investigate a 911 hang-up call on Christmas Eve that came from the house. The call ended after about 10 seconds. The operator reported hearing "a lot of yelling in the background," but said it sounded more like "party noise." Operators twice called back, but both calls went to voicemail.

Two deputies who went to the property found a locked gate, and didn't go further.

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Yeah, this creeped me out, too, when I read about it last night.

Here was the article I read....

Woman, Boyfriend Arrested in Murder of 6


Posted: 2007-12-26 23:02:11

Filed Under: Crime News, Nation News

CARNATION, Wash. (Dec. 26) - Six people, likely three generations of a family, were found dead Wednesday at a rural property east of Seattle, and a law enforcement official said police arrested the property owner's daughter and her boyfriend.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the names, said the pair were Michele Anderson, 29, and her boyfriend, Joseph McEnroe.

Photo Gallery: Mysterious Killings

The scene Elaine Thompson, AP

Police cordon off a property near Seattle where six bodies, including those of two children, were discovered Wednesday. The property owner's daughter and her boyfriend were arrested in connection with the crime.

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Both were booked into the King County Jail late Wednesday for investigation of six counts of homicide. They came to the crime scene after investigators arrived there this morning, were questioned by police, then arrested around 4 p.m.

Urquhart said investigators had not determined a motive in the slayings.

The victims included a boy about age 3, a girl about age 6, a man and woman in their 30s, and a man and woman in their 50s. Their names were not released, but they were "likely three generations" of one family, Urquhart said.

Autopsies have not been performed on the bodies, but the cause of death was apparently gunshots, Urquhart said. They were likely killed late afternoon or early evening on Christmas Eve, he said.

Sheriff's Detective Bob Conner said earlier Wednesday that authorities were searching the area for other possible victims, but insisted there was no danger to anyone else living nearby.

Asked to explain, he said, "You have to take my word for it."

Urquhart said the bodies were found by a co-worker of one of the victims who had come to the house because one of the victims, who works for the Postal Service, did not report to work.

The bodies were found on a rural property that includes a house and a mobile home at the end of a long dirt road. The structures are part of a cluster of other rural properties near this town about 21 miles east of Seattle.

Urquhart declined to say where the victims were found on the property, other than to say they were "not found in the same room." As investigators searched the property, they removed a black pickup truck.

The property is owned by Wayne Anderson, 60, and Judy Anderson, 61, according to public records.

The couple has three children, including the daughter who was arrested, Michelle, who lives on the property in a mobile home, said Mark Bennett, who identified himself as a family friend. He said another daughter, Mary, and a son live in the area.

Bennett, who was not the person who found the bodies, said Wayne Anderson is a Boeing Co. engineer and Judy Anderson works for the Post Office in Carnation.

He said he spoke with the couple on Christmas Eve and tried to call them Christmas Day but could not reach them. He told reporters he came to the property Wednesday morning after seeing the home on television news.

"I didn't want to believe what I heard and saw," he said, "so I drove over."

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Thanks for that version of the news.

The property is owned by Wayne Anderson, 60, and Judy Anderson, 61, according to public records.

Damn, he was even the same age as me (almost)!

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Woman, Boyfriend Arrested in Murder of 6

Filed Under: Crime News, Nation News


Wash. (Dec. 26) - Six people, likely three generations of a family,

were found dead Wednesday at a rural property east of Seattle,

The place rings a bell. The content strikes a cord. Just the facts, Mam? The names and places may have been changed to protect the innocent but CC did not fabricate much in MM. In fact, it is a black day in television without Frank.

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