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VICTIMS OF DOUBLE HOMICIDE IDENTIFIED

A 32 year-old female from Shelton, Tara M. Abernathy, and Kenneth E. Koonrad, a 34 year-old male from Montesano, were identified by the Mason County Coroner’s Office as the victims of homicide which occurred on E. Aloha Lane in Shelton.

On the morning of 01/24/17 deputies were dispatched to Tara Abernathy’s residence to check her welfare because she had not shown up to work.  Upon arrival the deputies located the bodies of a female and a male, both of whom appeared to have died as a result of gunshot wounds.  Washington State Patrol crime scene investigators were called to the scene to assist with the forensic investigation. 

Detectives from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office are currently following various leads in the case. The sheriff’s office will release more information as it develops.  If anyone has any information about this investigation, please call the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak with a detective.