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Originally published Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Juanita woman dies from neck wound

A 19-year-old woman died early Wednesday of a neck wound at an apartment complex in the Juanita area of Kirkland.

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A 19-year-old woman died early Wednesday of a neck wound at an apartment complex in the Juanita area of Kirkland.

Kirkland police Lt. Mike Murray said the woman's boyfriend called 911 shortly before 3 a.m. and reported that the woman was bleeding from a neck wound. Dispatchers gave him instructions to attempt to stop the bleeding and perform CPR.

The woman was still alive when aid units arrived at the apartment in the 13300 block of 100th Avenue Northeast, Murray said, but by the time she could be moved to the aid car, she had died.

Murray said it's unclear how the woman suffered the injury.

Homicide detectives and investigators from the State Patrol searched the apartment complex Wednesday. Additional details were not expected to be released until after an autopsy is performed Thursday, authorities said.

The boyfriend, 19, who police said had lived with the woman about two years, was interviewed by detectives but was not described as a suspect.

"We're not classifying him as anything other than a witness at this point, because we don't know how she got the wound," Murray said Wednesday.

A roommate was also being questioned, authorities said.

Police searched around some trash bins behind a nearby supermarket, where possible evidence was reportedly found, according to Seattle Times news partner KING-TV. However, police would not discuss what was found.

Seattle Times staff reporters Jack Broom and Jennifer Sullivan contributed to this report.

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