LUMMI RESERVATION Tribal police swarmed a home in the 4600 block of Lake Terrell Road Tuesday, Oct. 23, after a man was found dead inside.
The man, about 70 years old, was found about 3 p.m., apparently by another relative who lived at the home.
Lummi Nation Police Chief Ron Tso confirmed that a body was found but said in a statement there was no definite cause of death at this time.
About a dozen marked and unmarked police cars were on scene. Crime scene investigators were taking photos and extracting evidence from the house.
All we know is something really bad happened and theres no ambulance, said Tammy Joseph, who said she was the dead mans sister-in-law.
Joseph didnt want to give the mans name until other family members knew what happened. She said two men lived in the house: the man who died and Amos Matory, another family member. Matory deferred to police when asked for comment.
The scene of the death was a light-blue house nestled into a grove of trees. Scattered mobile homes and sheds were on the property.
No arrests had been made as of Tuesday evening.
Other neighbors standing on the roadside declined to give their names, but said the man had lived there for decades.
Joseph said the man is Sauk-Suiattle and Lummi.