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Police: Man fatally stabs mother, then himself

Associated Press - December 16, 2007 12:35 PM ET

SEATTLE (AP) - Police believe a 52-year-old man in south Seattle stabbed his mother to death then died after turning the knife on himself.

Officers responding to a 911 call Saturday evening found a woman who appeared to be in her 70s bleeding and unconscious in a house on Beacon Avenue South. Medics tried to save her but she died at the scene.

Police spokesman Jeff Kappel says officers searched the neighborhood after finding no one else in the house. The woman's son was found lying face down in a nearby street with stab wounds to his chest and a knife a few yards away.

Their names were not released.

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