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By Pam Stevens
Managing Editor 

Woman’s body found in home in Lake Stevens, police calling it a suspicious death


June 25, 2013

Lake Stevens Police officers responded to a suspicious call from a gentleman Monday morning, June 17 around 9 a.m. in a cul-de-sac off of 92nd and 15th St. SE in West Lake Stevens.

Phillipa S. Evans-Lopez, 20, was found stabbed to death inside the home. Lake Stevens Police officers entered the home and found the body and then waited for a search warrant. The warrant came at approximately 3:30 p.m.

“Investigators obtained a search warrant for the house and property on June 17 and have been processing the scene on the 17th and are at the house again today,” Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lieutenant Jeff Brand said on Tuesday. “Detectives will remain at the property until they have completed processing the scene.”

Police are calling the death suspicious stating that it looks like, “homicidal violence” occurred.

“They will be processing the scene until they do a very thorough job,” Brand said. “Detectives will remain on scene today until they are finished.”

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner stated the cause of death as “sharp force injuries.”

The Lake Stevens Police Department has requested that the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit take the lead on the investigation.

The death has no connection to the drive-by shooting of Molly Conley that took place on June 1.

Tips from the public or information about the incident should be directed to the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 425-388-3845.


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