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Woman found dead, shot in chest, near Tumwater Costco

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A 24-year-old Snohomish County woman was found dead early Wednesday morning in Tumwater.

The Thurston County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Sophia Stutzman. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Tumwater police say they received a 911 call about 3:20 a.m. about a body in the road near a back exit of the Costco store at 5500 Littlerock Road Southwest. Police arrived to find the woman dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Lt. Jen Kolb of the Tumwater police told KOMO TV that the first officers at the scene attempted lifesaving measures, but were unsuccessful.

Police are investigating her death as a homicide. A police spokesperson said police were investigating several leads, but as of Wednesday afternoon, a suspect had yet to be named in the case.

Logan Stanley: 360-754-5433, @LSscribe
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