Elma victim identified as 47 year old man, Sheriff’s Office investigating

Grays Harbor Sheriff Rick Scott tells KXRO that they have confirmed the identity of the victim that was found at the house that was on fire in Elma last night, but they are not releasing the name of the 47 year old man because next of kin has not yet been notified.

Scott says they are looking for the homeowner, Jacob Eveland, who has not come forward at this time and was last seen at the house at around 9:00pm.

He says they are concerned for his well being and are unsure if he was at the home at the time of the incident.

According to Scott a pick up truck was seen leaving the house at the time the shots were heard.

The truck was described as being full size, a lite color, possibly white or gold, with a matching canopy.

Scott says the truck was not owned by Eveland.

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office told KXRO that they received reports of shots fired just before 11:00pm Tuesday night.

When deputies arrived at the house on Hicklin Road they located a body of a man that a neighbor found.

The Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating it as a homicide.

The house was reported to be fully engulfed in flames.

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