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Mysterious death ruled a suicide

Kristi Neil's death ruled a suicide Kristi Neil's death ruled a suicide

WASHINGTON (KWWL) -- Police ruled the death of a woman found dead in her basement more than two weeks after she was last seen alive is a suicide.

Washington Police Chief Greg Goodman says the body of 43-year-old Kristi Neil was found on Sunday in the basement of her home.  Neil was last seen leaving her home on Jan. 7 but wasn't reported missing for another two weeks.

Police say they found Neil's fingerprints on duct tape found on her body, as well as on the shot gun found near her body.

Police searched the home but did not see Neil's body at the time.  Her husband discovered her body a day or two after the search.  They now believe her body was there the entire time.  Police say her husband passed a poligraph test and the time of death is consistent with when Neil disappeared.

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