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Homicide investigation in White Swan

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WHITE SWAN, Wash. -- A 27 year old from White Swan is dead and woman behind bars, suspected of stabbing the victim in the neck.

Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies say Yakama Nation Police were the first to respond to an incident at 90 Coburn Loop in White Swan, just after 8 PM Wednesday night. Officers were responding to a report of two unwanted guests, but when they got there, police found a victim, Gabriel Paul, in need of medical attention. Paul was transported to a Yakima hospital but died after arrival. Deputies say Paul suffered a stab wound to the neck.

FBI agents and tribal detectives began investigating, but on Thursday morning, the case was handed over to the Yakima Sheriff's Office because the incident happened on deeded land.

Deputies arrested a 30 year old Native American woman. She faces homicide charges.