By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
CHEHALIS – Centralia police say an apartment manager cut her own wrists and throat days after setting two fires at the complex where she works in Centralia and has confessed.
Kathrin L. Turner, 44, is still under medical care for the life-threatening injuries from last Sunday, at the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road, according to the Centralia Police Department.
Officers and aid called just after 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, found Turner in the bathroom of a common area of the complex severe lacerations. A box cutter was found in the bathroom, police said.
The Wednesday and Thursday before, the fire department was called to suspicious fires at the apartments. The damage was minimal.
Centralia police today announced that the attempted arsons were solved with a confession, evidence and interviews in what they called a very intense investigation. They determined the fires were set by the employee, according to a news release.
The statement distributed by detective Sgt. Carl Buster with detective John Panco’s name on it, indicates the investigation is complete and the case has been forwarded to prosecutors for charging.
For background, read “News brief: Detectives not seeking any assailant for apartment incident with box cutter” from Wednesday November 9, 2016, here