Union Gap grandparents found dead in home, launching homicide investigation

UNION GAP, Wash. — A homicide investigation is underway after family members discovered two grandparents, 84 and 87, at home in critical condition shortly before they passed away from life-threatening injuries on Monday night.

According to the Union Gap Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence on the 1100-block of Whatcom St at 10:38 p.m. on July 4, 2022 for reports of an assault. Family members called local law enforcement to the scene when they arrived at the house to check on their elderly grandparents and found them both in critical condition with severe injuries.

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Paramedics rushed to the scene to evaluate the victims and eventually pronounced them dead at the scene. Union Gap police investigators informed the victims’ loved ones and publically identified them as Jose Navarro, 84, and Rafaela Guzman Navarro, 87.

The Union Gap Police Department has launched a homicide investigation which is active and ongoing. They ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact them as soon as possible and ask to speak with the detective division.

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Information is limited at this stage of the investigation, but yellow crime tape is blocking Whatcom St at the intersection with S 11th Ave.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up will be issued once further details are revealed.

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