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Woman dead, husband arrested in rural Mason County homicide

Photo from Mason Co. Sheriff's Office

COLLINS LAKE, Wash. - A woman is dead and her husband is under arrest after an apparent domestic violence homicide overnight in rural Mason County, officials said.

Deputies and medics rushed to the scene, in the Collins Lake area north of Belfair, at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday after the husband called 911 and said he had killed his wife, according to the police report.

The wife was found dead at the scene. Her husband was placed under arrest.

According to the case file, the wife's face and body were covered in dark purple bruises and blood spatters could be seen on the husband's clothing after his arrest.

A Mason County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said it appears a weapon was not used in the killing.

The names of the husband and wife were not released.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate.

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