Two teachers found dead in Kennewick home identified

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UPDATE: 9:18a.m.

Police have identified the two people who were found dead in a Kennewick home on Wednesday.

According to Kennewick Police, they say the two victims are 35-year-old Laura Cole, and 37-year-old Dustin Altshuler.

The police investigation revealed that Altshuler shot Cole before turning the gun on himself, in an apparent murder-suicide.

Action News reported on Monday Altshuler had been arrested for allegedly groping a taxi driver over the weekend.


A man and a woman have died in an apparent shooting in Kennewick, police say.

Officers with the Kennewick Police Department (KPD) were called to a welfare check around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2900 block of S. Keller Place, but police said they were unable to get in contact with anyone at the house.

Police say they later received a call from someone who said they had gone inside that home and had found someone dead.

KPD officers returned at around 3 p.m. when they found a 35-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man dead from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, according to reports.

Authorities are not releasing the names of the victims until their families are notified.

Police say they are not looking for any additional suspects, but continue to investigate this incident.

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