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Body found in park; three more found in home nearby

January 6, 1997

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) _ Police investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found in a park discovered three more bodies when they went to the address listed on the woman’s ID.

Police have not released their identities but neighbors said the four bodies discovered Sunday matched the descriptions of William and Rose Wilson and their daughters, Julia, about 17, and Kimberly Ann, about 20.

``There were obvious signs of a violent act,″ Lt. Bill Ferguson said.

Autopsies were to be performed at the King County medical examiner’s office.

The fully clothed body of the young woman may have been in Woodridge Water Tower Park in this Seattle suburb since Saturday. Two boys who found the body had originally mistaken it for a pile of clothes.

Identification on the body led investigators to a two-story ranch house a few blocks away, where the bodies of a woman and a man were found in one bedroom and another woman in another bedroom, Ferguson said.

The house was dark but outside Christmas lights were turned on and the door was unlocked.

Dawn Stansfield, who said she once rented a house from the Wilsons, told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that William Wilson worked for the Boeing Co. and his wife was a library accounting supervisor at the University of Washington.

Ferguson said a community meeting probably will be arranged early this week. He noted that Bellevue, with a population of about 90,000, had only three homicides all last year.

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