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."
Police have not released a motive for her death.