By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
CHEHALIS – Authorities have released no new information regarding the death of a Randle woman on Tuesday night.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said today it’s an active death investigation, and they are waiting to find out what caused it.
Candy Core, 46, was unresponsive when deputies and aid arrived after being called about 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday to Peters Creek Road North in Randle. CPR was performed and she was transported to Morton General Hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to authorities.
Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said the next day it was kind of an unusual situation, but Brown revealed nothing further.
Lewis County Coroner Warren McLeod indicated this afternoon he won’t know what caused Core’s death until he gets the results from toxicology tests. That can take 10 to 12 weeks, according to McLeod.
Core was one of three individuals at a Mossyrock area home a week ago when 61-year-old James C. Long allegedly barged in the back door with an ax. She and her husband Gerald Core were staying the night with Long’s girlfriend because the girlfriend knew he was getting released from jail and was worried.
There’ no indication in the court documents from that case anyone was injured other than Gerald Core, who had marks on his arms as well as his chest, presumably from fighting Long back out of the house.
“News brief: Death of Randle resident under investigation” from Wednesday April 27, 2016, here