On June 19th, just after 6:00 AM, North Precinct officers responded to a suspicious death call in the 900 Block of North 95th Street. The victim and suspect had a domestic relationship. According to the complainant, the victim, a 25 year old female, her daughter, the suspect, and two other adults were all together in the residence at approximately 12:30 AM on the 19th. The victim and suspect and child all went in one bedroom, while the other two adults slept in the living room.
In the morning, at about 6:00 AM, the adults in the living room woke up and discovered that the suspect, a 43 year old male, was gone from the residence. They found the 25 year old female unresponsive and not breathing. 911 was called and police and Seattle Fire Department medics responded. The victim was declared deceased at the scene. It was determined that the suspect took a car belonging to one of the adults.
The suspect has been identified as Mussie E. Weldeyohannes 43. He is a black male, 5-10, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. It is believed he is driving a green, 1997 Toyota Camry 4 door, with Washington license plate ACX6374.
Homicide and CSI detectives responded to the scene. An autopsy performed today by the Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the victim died of homicidal means. This is now a homicide investigation. Anyone with information on this crime or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or contact the Seattle Police Department Homicide Unit at (206) 684-5550.
Update: Police say Weldeyohannes was arrested in Cowlitz County early this morning.
On June 21st, at approximately 5:30 AM, the suspect wanted in Sunday’s homicide was taken into custody by law enforcement in Woodland, Washington. He is currently being held at the Cowlitz County Jail.