Updated: Snoqualmie Police Identify Subjects in North Bend Murder-Suicide

Update 02/07/2024: David Loewe has been identified as the former CEO of the Seattle Humane from 2011 to 2019 when he resigned. His wife Judith and David were also volunteers for the organization. It has been confirmed by Snoqualmie Police that the couple’s four cats were were found deceased in individual cat carriers in the freezer with Judith

Original Story

At 3:46 PM on January 31st, 2024, Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Officers responded to 964 Stone Brook Dr SW in North Bend, WA, for a Death Investigation after maintenance workers discovered a deceased male during a welfare check conducted as part of a formal eviction process.

During the initial investigation, officers discovered another deceased body in a large freezer located in the apartment’s garage. The Coalition of Small Police Agencies, Major Crimes Task Force, and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office were then called to assist with the full investigation.

The investigation is ongoing, but evidence suggests this was an isolated murder-suicide. Autopsies were completed on February 5th, 2024, and determined the male was killed by a self-inflicted single gunshot wound, and the female victim was killed by a single gunshot before being placed in the freezer. With assistance from the Medical Examiner’s office, the subjects were identified as Judy M. Loewe, 60 years old, of North Bend, WA, and David E. Loewe, 60 years old, of North Bend, WA.

Next of kin were notified before this news release was published. For further information and updates, please follow the Snoqualmie Police Department Facebook page:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SnoqualmiePD

[Information provided by the City of Snoqualmie]

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