Identities Released in Murder-Suicide Investigation

POTLACH, Wash. – The Mason County Coroner has released the name of the second individual who died Friday morning, June 1, as the result of an apparent shooting at a residence on Hoodcastle Drive in Potlatch.
Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell identified the man as 48 year old Bill B. Beck, of Potlatch.
Dean Byrd, Chief Deputy at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office tells us 41 year old Michelle Marie Boutiette apparently shot Beck then turned the gun on herself. A witness to the initial shooting fled the residence to call for help.
Byrd said the witness is cooperating fully with law enforcement personnel.