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Clark Co. investigating murder-suicide that went unnoticed for days

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LA CENTER, WA (KPTV) -

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder-suicide that went unnoticed for days.

A call was made to 911 on March 28 from the Fargher Lake area, but the caller hung up. A deputy was dispatched to check on the home, but the call was canceled before the deputy's arrival.

On March 31, a family member of Wayne Allen, 71, and Fay Allen, 70, called 911 from that same home.

The man said he had not heard from his mother in several days. Cars were still in the driveway, but no one responded when he knocked on the door, looked through the windows and walked around the property.

A deputy arrived and entered the house through an unlocked rear door. The bodies of Wayne and Fay Allen were found in a bedroom.

Evidence at the scene indicated that Wayne Allen killed Fay Allen and then took his own life, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office. A gun was involved, according to investigators, but no other details were provided.

A sheriff's office internal investigation is now underway into the response to the 911 call on March 28 and why the request for the deputy to respond to the scene was canceled.

That deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Deputies said there are no other previous records of criminal reports or police callouts at that home.

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