Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives continue to hunt for a suspect or suspects believed to have killed Paymela Faye Long in Illahee Shores last weekend.
Scott Wilson, sheriff’s spokesman, put out a new release Thursday night. You can read it below.
Long story short: there’s not any new information outside of what we reported. But sheriff’s detectives would like to recirculate a call for tips if anyone does know anything about the killing.
“Sheriff’s detectives are pursuing all investigative leads,” Wilson said in the release.
Looks like any help they can get would be greatly appreciated.
Port Orchard, Wash. — The investigation continues, by sheriff’s detectives, into the death of a woman found inside of her destroyed residence, Saturday morning, in the Illahee Shores Mobile Home Park. The investigation was classified as a homicide upon conclusion of an autopsy Sunday afternoon.
Earlier this week the Kitsap County Coroner confirmed the identity of the victim as Paymela Faye Long, age 58.
The fire originated in a rear bedroom of Paymela’s pre-manufactured mobile home. Her body was discovered in that bedroom by firefighters from Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue. Autopsy results indicate that Paymela died, by violent means, prior to the start of the fire. How the fire started is still under investigation by the Kitsap County Fire Marshal and sheriff’s arson detectives.
Sheriff’s detectives are pursuing all investigative leads:
Detectives continue to gather forensic evidence and analyze that evidence.
Investigators are interviewing contacts.
The Sheriff’s Office is coordinating its investigative actions with the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office and the Kitsap County Coroner.
Persons with information about the fire or the victim are asked to contact Detective Lissa Gundrum at (360) 337-5669.
Those who want to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).