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News Update! for Wed., Dec. 9, 2015

Double homicide victims in Jamestown identified; suspect being arraigned on murder charges...

Jamestown police have now identified the victims of yesterday's double homicide on the city's eastside as the wife and step-son of the man accused in their murders.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson also says 51 year-old Allen Witruke of the 235 Barrows Street address is being arraigned this morning on two counts of second-degree murder in the case.  Samuelson would only say that 52 year-old Catherine Witruke and 34 year-old Eric Washburn died of blunt force trauma and multiple stab wounds.  Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene by a county coroner.  Police Chief Harry Snellings says officers were called to the scene about 8:15 yesterday morning to investigate a "suspicious situation."