Body of Woman Found Near Hillside Bunker on Camano Island

Murder Investigation

Camano Island, WA – According to a press release from the Island County Sheriff’s Office Camano Island Precinct, the body of a female has been recovered under suspicious circumstances.

On March 3, 2018, at approximately 2:30PM, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call for a body located on a undeveloped parcel of land near Tamarack Lane, in south Camano Island.

Investigators served several search warrants on the property and recovered the body of a white female, who had been deceased for several days. Based on the evidence found at the scene, it is believed that this woman is a victim of homicide. The Island County Coroner’s Office is working to determine the victim’s identity and cause of death.

Additionally, investigators located a bunker that had been dug into the hillside, and found that it contained a cache of supplies, firearms, and ammunition. The Island County Sheriff’s Department stated that it appears that the victim was specifically targeted and that this was not a random act. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to develop leads on a person of interest in the case and hopes to release that information in the near future.

Anyone who wishes to provide information regarding the case is asked to contact Detective Ed Wallace via the ICOM dispatch center at (360) 679-9567 or by email at tips@co.island.wa.us.

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