Son, who killed father and mother, lived with the parents for five days before he threw himself into the fire
A & # 39; retired & # 39; son lived & # 39; five days & # 39; to the bodies of his murdered parents before he killed himself.
King County Sheriff Deputy investigators said that Matthew Ficken had shot his parents, Lorraine and Robert Ficken, last week on or around January 10, and had not killed himself until the deputies came to the house for a welfare check on Tuesday after concerned family members who were called authorities after not having heard from them for several days, according to KOMO news.
Lorraine, 68 and Robert, 72, were found with gunshot wounds on Tuesday afternoon in their home of $ 700,000 in Sammamish, Washington, along with Matthew.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office said that Matthew died of a gunshot on the head and that his death was suicide.
Lorraine and Robert had split amicably ten years ago, but still lived with their son, The Seattle Times reports.
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Estate agent Lorraine Ficken, left, was found dead with her husband Robert. The couple would have been killed by their own son, Matthew
Lorraine and Robert Ficken were found with gunshots in their home, depicted in Sammamish, Washington, along with son Matthew, who is thought to have killed them both before he turned the weapon on himself.
Relatives said that Matthew was angry with his mother because he was planning to sell the house and moved to Oregon to be in the neighborhood of her family, although detectives said she gave him more than enough money to start his own place. & # 39;
Matthew always lived at home, he had no job, Sgt said. Ryan Abbott. "From what the family tells us, he could just take it for some reason and did not want the house he grew up to be sold under him. And for some reason he shot and killed his parents about this. & # 39;
Lorraine was planning to retire and bought a house to live with her oldest sister in Sherwood.
The police, pictured outside the house after the murder suicide, said that family members asked them to perform a welfare check with the family
Neighbor Jennifer Oak told Kiro 7: (Lorraine Ficken) son was very kind of withdrawn. & # 39; She was the sweetest woman in the world. Just so sweet, "Oak added.
Lorraine had sold houses since 1992. Her husband Robert was a well-known local historian and author who wrote books about Washington.
The police said that relatives wanted to ask them for the family, but said there were no recent phone calls from the house for the murder suicide.
Lorraine's brother-in-law, John Mance, told The Seattle Times: "Lorraine was a very accomplished broker. She was pretty optimistic. She liked to laugh a lot.
& # 39; You would never meet a family of sisters who could come closer. They are all helpful and outgoing. The bond with the sisterhood, I have never seen anything like it. & # 39;
Managing broker Marilyn Green said her colleague was & # 39; was one of the nicest people we have ever known.
She said about Lorraine in a statement: "She was one of our top producers and served her customers without mistakes. We have heard from so many clients who are in tears about this tragedy. It is a huge loss for so much and Lorraine will be greatly missed. & # 39;
Robert was a "gifted historian & # 39; who had written several books and obtained a doctorate from the University of Washington
Robert, 72, as described as a "gifted historian & # 39; who had a doctorate from the University of Washington.
He co-wrote Washington: A Centennial History with Charles LeWarne, who said: & # 39; I just had a lot of respect for him. He was very quiet but not reserved. He had a lot of confidence, very astute. It was really an honor to work with him. & # 39;