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Originally published Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Police investigate death of West Seattle couple

Police are still investigating the apparent murder-suicide of Harvey and Helen Spicer in a West Seattle home early Wednesday morning.

Seattle Times staff

Police are still investigating the apparent murder-suicide of Harvey and Helen Spicer in a West Seattle home early Wednesday morning.

According to police, dispatchers received a 911 call around 3:15 a.m. from a man who said, "I just shot my wife" and then hung up.

Police hostage negotiators and SWAT team members surrounded the house and attempted to contact the caller, according to Seattle Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson. There was no response.

Jamieson said police entered the home around 7 a.m. and found the couple.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office had not released the couples' names by Thursday morning, but they were identified by relatives.

Christine Clarridge: 206-464-8983 or cclarridge@seattletimes.com

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