Police Looking to Talk to Man in Kennewick Murder, Won't Name Shooter
KENNEWICK, Wash.- Police are still investigating a homicide in Kennewick.
Police are questioning anyone who may have been in the area or known the couple involved.
Kennewick Police say they don't think a third person was involved in the shooting, but aren't yet ready to call it a murder-attempted suicide.
Preliminary results of an autopsy Monday showed the victim, 22-year-old Wendy Rae died from a single gunshot to the head.
Investigators continued to comb the scene of a murder in Kennewick Monday. They're still looking for clues that could lead them to exactly what prompted the deadly shooting.
"We're trying to determine the relationship, exactly what it was, where they were last seen, we're digging, we're trying to establish a timeline, that sort of thing," said Sgt. Scott Child with the Kennewick Police Department.
The shooting left 22-year-old Wendy Rae dead. Her boyfriend, 38-year-old Jason Jansen, is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Rae's family didn't want to go on camera today, saying they were still in too much shock over the sudden death.
A preliminary autopsy on her body shows she died of a single gunshot to the head.
"We all know that a body cannot sustain that, so, whether that was the cause of death, we don't know for sure, but we do know that they received a gunshot to the head," said Coroner Rick Corson.
Corson said rumors Rae was pregnant are false.
Police still aren't sure who fired the shots yet. Investigators say much of that focuses on talking with Jansen.
"That's going to depend on, so much of it, you gotta remember, he's, he's been shot, in the head, and so that's gonna depend on his ability," Child said.
Police have recovered the murder weapon, but say talking to Jansen remains the key to their investigation, and the key to determining just who fired the deadly shots.
Kennewick Police are working with detectives in Seattle who may possibly be able to interview Jansen.