SEQUIM — Autopsies of a couple found dead in their home in Sequim are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sequim Police Department officers discovered two deceased people late afternoon Thursday after they received a request for a welfare check on the 300 block of South Fifth Avenue.
Deputy Chief Mike Hill said on Friday that police were attempting to notify both next of kin for the individuals before identifying a 51-year-old male and a 57-year-old female.
“It’s too soon to tell their cause of death,” Hill said, as there “weren’t any obvious signs of trauma.”
Autopsies will determine which direction the investigation goes, he said.
“By policy, any death we investigate is investigated as a homicide until it’s proven not,” Hill said.
Sequim Police, Clallam County Fire Department 3 firefighters/paramedics and the Clallam County Coroners’ Office responded to the scene at Mountain View Apartments.
Hill said no signs of death were obvious from the scene and the residence was secure when they arrived around 4 p.m. Thursday.
Police were alerted to the residence at a family member’s request for a welfare check as they hadn’t heard from them in a few days, Hill said.
The man and woman are both believed to live in the same apartment, he said.