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Police searching for Wash. man after he allegedly killed his elementary school teacher wife

Jamie Roberts By Jamie Roberts Jun3,2024

ANACORTES, Wash. (TCD) — Police are actively searching for a man after he allegedly stabbed his 41-year-old elementary school teacher wife to death this week and reportedly drove off toward a bridge.

On Tuesday, April 9, at approximately 4:38 p.m., officers with the Anacortes Police Department responded to a home in the 2200 block of J Avenue about a possible stabbing. Police found the victim, identified by KCPQ-TV as Caitlin Follstad, dead at the scene. The victim’s father-in-law initially reported the incident.

According to police, Follstad’s husband, a person of interest in her death, drove toward the Deception Pass bridge. Officers noted the man is possibly suicidal.

Washington State Patrol troopers found the person of interest’s vehicle on the center island of the Deception Pass bridge, but they did not find the man.

Police have deployed search dogs from Snohomish County to help in the search for Follstad’s husband.

Multiple agencies responded to a report of a body found in the water near Deception Pass earlier in the day. However, according to officers, officials have not recovered a body. Police believe the cases may be related.

The couple’s children have been placed with family members.

According to the Anacortes School District, Follstad was a “cherished member of the Island View Elementary community. Her passion for education led her to Island View Elementary, where she served as a teacher, mentor, and friend.”

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Jamie Roberts

By Jamie Roberts

Jamie is an award-winning investigative journalist with a focus on uncovering corruption and advocating for social justice. With over a decade of experience in the field, Jamie's work has been instrumental in bringing about positive change in various communities.

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2 thoughts on “Police searching for Wash. man after he allegedly killed his elementary school teacher wife”
  1. Such a tragic and heart-wrenching story. My thoughts are with the family and the community affected by this devastating loss. It’s important for us to support one another during such difficult times.

  2. It’s heartbreaking to hear about such a tragic incident involving a beloved elementary school teacher. My thoughts go out to the family and friends affected by this terrible event. I hope the authorities can bring justice to this situation and find the perpetrator swiftly.

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