Slain Bothell woman is identified

  • Written by Don Mann
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Friday the identification of a female found dead by homicide in her Bothell home Tuesday as Susann Smith.

Smith, 37, died from head injuries, Bothell Police Department Public Information Officer Denise Langford said in a press release.

Investigators have not provided information regarding a suspect or a weapon.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on February 12, the BPD responded to a house located in the 200 block of 240th St. SW in the Snohomish County portion of Bothell to conduct a welfare check of a resident who had not shown up at her workplace as expected.

Upon arrival, officers found one deceased person inside the residence. Detectives responded to the scene and determined it was a suspicious death.

Smith’s employer, Seattle-based mobile game developer Z2Live, contacted police when Smith did not show up for work Tuesday and repeated calls to her went unanswered.

According to a Fox news report, a neighbor said the victim was the mother of two young daughters, both under 10 years old.

It was unclear where the children were when their mother was found, but police said they were safe and unharmed.

The Bothell Reporter noted Smith was in the midst of a custody battle and divorce, which was filed in November 2011, according to Snohomish County Superior Court records.

The records indicate that temporary restraining orders were issued in 2011 and again in August 2012. A neighbor said the family moved into the home three years ago and the husband  moved out in the spring of 2012.

Investigators have not said he was a suspect.

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