BELLINGHAM, Wash. (KCPQ) -- An elementary school principal and two pets are dead, and her husband is in the hospital after a reported attempted murder-suicide gone awry.
According to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 26 to a reported murder-suicide at a condominium complex in the 900 block of Marine Drive.
Deputies found a 58-year-old woman dead in her apartment from an apparent gunshot wound and her husband, a 56-year-old man, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Bellingham Public Schools identified the woman as Sunnyland Elementary School principal Lynn Heimsoth.
A dog and a cat were also found shot to death inside the apartment. The school district said the dog was Heimsoth's service dog, Sukha, "who was always by her side."