CLARK COUNTY, Wash. – The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide in the Fargher Lake area of north Clark County and a canceled 911 call that came from the home days before a couple was found dead inside.
Investigators say 71-year-old Milton “Wayne” Allen shot and killed his wife, 70-year-old Fay Marie Allen, then killed himself.
Sheriff’s deputies on Monday responded to the home after a man called 911 and said he had not heard from his mother in several days. The man told deputies he had knocked on the door and walked around the property, but no one answered. Cars were still in the driveway.
Deputies entered the home through an unlocked back door and found the couple dead in a bedroom. Investigators said evidence at the scene indicated that Wayne Allen shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself.
The sheriff’s office says records show that 911 dispatchers received a hang-up call from the home on Saturday, March 28.
A deputy was sent to the home, but the call was canceled before the deputy arrived, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Duncan Hoss.
“An internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of the call is underway and the deputy involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
The sheriff’s office said the Allens’ home does not have a previous call history.