Anacortes, WA – A 64-year old woman who was arrested last week and placed on an investigative hold for suspicion of 2nd degree murder has been released from the Skagit County Jail and admitted to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Skagit County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a welfare check of the residents in a home in the 13000 block of Satterlee Road on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. Curtis Baker requested deputies check on the occupants after not hearing from them in several days. Curtis Baker posted on the Skagit Breaking Facebook page that he would buy groceries for the residents and visit them on a regular basis and became concerned about them after not hearing from them.
Deputies found a deceased male in the home and opened an investigation into his death resulting in the arrest of the 64-year old woman, who was booked into the Skagit County Jail on a 72-hour investigative hold while deputies investigated the death.
Curtis said “The residents were co-dependent on each other. I know this because I am the one that went to the Sheriff’s Office and requested the wellness check. She fancied herself as a caretaker and use to do this work about a decade ago with several clients in Anacortes, but recently needed care herself. The deceased and her were taking care of each other in the past 9 years. I know this because I would visit with them.”
Deputies do not expect to file charges against the woman after the coroner determined the man appears to have died from natural causes. The only way the woman could be charged at a later date is if toxicology reports come back that indicate something other than a natural death occurred.