A 28-year-old woman was found dead in a flat in Seattle after a man entered King County Jail and said he wanted to surrender to commit murder, according to a possible cause statement that outlines the police case against the man.
A King County Courthouse judge found a possible reason to detain the man to investigate the murder and set him free on a million-dollar bail, Casey McNairthney, a spokesman for King County Attorney General Dan Satterberg, told the Seattle Times.
The Qing County Medical Examiner’s Office did not disclose the woman’s identity or the cause of her death. The police said she was 28 years old.
The possible cause statement said the man was handcuffed in prison on Wednesday afternoon after he had made his statement.
Two officers went to the apartment block and called the employee who opened the door to the apartment because the resident might be in need of immediate medical assistance, according to the statement.
Officers determined that the woman had died, according to the probable cause.
The statement said the suspect’s sister had informed the police that her brother had been acting out delusions recently and was being treated for a mental health problem.
The police do not know the motive behind the murder or the relationship between the suspect and the victim, but the statement indicates that the man was listed as an emergency contact by the apartment’s tenant, according to the statement.