UPDATE: The Thurston County Sheriff's Office located a person of interest late Tuesday night. She is detained and being transported to headquarters for an interview, according to the department.
Thurston County detectives were trying to find a 27-year-old woman Tuesday night who is wanted for questioning in a possible stabbing homicide of a 58-year-old man in the 3800 block of Sunset Beach Drive earlier that day.
The 27-year-old person of interest has been identified, but not located, Thurston County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Brady said Tuesday night. She may be driving the deceased man's silver 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe, Brady added. The vehicle was missing from the deceased's home, he said.
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a Washington license plate number of 617-ZSM, Brady said. Detectives have put out an all-points-bulletin on the vehicle, he added.
Authorities first learned of a possible stabbing after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the 27-year-old person of interest called Behavioral Health Resources in Olympia to report that she had stabbed a man. Behavioral Health Resources is a mental health clinic on Martin Way. Brady said the woman is known to BHR staff. The woman did not tell BHR staff where the stabbing had occurred, Brady added.
According to Brady:
BHR officials had an address for the woman off of Winlock Court in the Nisqually Valley area, but when sheriff's deputies went there Tuesday afternoon, no one was there, Brady said. The person of interest's mother was located later in the day, and she told sheriff's deputies that her daughter might be at a San Francisco Street address in Olympia.
Olympia police could not locate the person of interest at the San Francisco Street address, but at about 7:40 p.m., Olympia police notified sheriff's deputies that the person of interest might be located at the address in the 3800 block of Sunset Beach Drive.
Deputies entered the Sunset Beach Drive residence to do a welfare check, and found blood on the floors throughout the home. There were signs of a struggle, and the 58-year-old deceased man was found in an upstairs area of the residence.
Brady said Tuesday night that the deceased man's injury "appears to be a stab wound," but that is unconfirmed. A man who lives in a residence adjacent to the deceased man told deputies he didn't hear anything, but said the deceased man's vehicle was missing.
The dead man's name is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin by the Thurston County Coroner's Office.
The person of interest being sought by the sheriff's office is described as an Asian female, about five-feet, six-inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds, Brady said.
"She is a person of interest that we're looking for," Brady said.
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