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Community Mourns The Loss Of Beloved Mother

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  • A memorial fund has been set up to help pay for Jennifer Dale's service. Any State Bank Northwest under Jennifer Dale or Kayla Larue will accept donations.
 
COLFAX, Wash. - The Whitman County Sheriff's Office and the Whitman County Coroner's Office are currently investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide at a residence approximately 2 miles west of Thornton WA.
 
At approximately 0930 am on August 11 2010, Deputies responded to a "welfare check" at a residence approximately 2 miles west of the town of Thornton WA. Upon arrival deputies attempted to make contact with the residents in the home without success. When deputies looked through the open back door to the home they observed the body of what appeared to be a deceased adult female lying on the floor of the dining room.  Deputies made entry into the home and also discovered the body of an adult male, in the kitchen areas of the home, with what appeared to be a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
 
At this time the Sheriff's Office has confirmed that both individuals died from gunshot wounds.
 
The deceased individuals have been identified as Wayne Arther Dale (51) and Jennifer Dale (42) of Thornton, WA. The Sheriff's office has also confirmed that Jennifer Dale was in the process of separating from her husband and moving out of the home they shared just west of Thornton.
 
Next of kin has been notified.
 
The investigation is continuing.
 
 
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