Homicide suspected in West Seattle death

SEATTLE - Police are investigating a possible homicide in West Seattle after finding a woman dead in her home early Saturday afternoon.

Officers arrived at the home at 12:27 p.m. in the 5900 block of Highpoint Drive Southwest to check on the welfare of its homeowner, according to Seattle police reports.

Police found the woman dead and alone inside the home.

The victim's brother says she was stabbed to death, and that his 19-year-old niece came home Saturday afternoon, saw blood and called police.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate the woman's death and have no suspects.