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Couple found dead in a Canyon Lakes home

Kennewick officers prepare to enter a house in Canyon Lakes where a couple were found shot

Kennewick officers prepare to enter a house at Canyon Lakes to remove a couple who were found shot.
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Kennewick officers prepare to enter a house at Canyon Lakes to remove a couple who were found shot.

A couple were found dead Wednesday inside a home owned by a recent sexual assault suspect.

Kennewick police are investigating the deaths of a 37-year-old man and 35-year-old woman who were dating, said Sgt. Aaron Clem.

Family members found the two shortly after 3 p.m. at 2932 S. Keller Place in the Canyon Lakes neighborhood. Both had died of apparent gunshot wounds, he said.

Clem said police are not looking for any suspects, and it doesn’t appear to be a random act of violence.

Benton County property records show the home is owned by Dustin A. G. Altshuler.

The Pasco High teacher was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this week after he was accused of groping a female cab driver late Saturday.

Dustin Altshuler
Dustin Altshuler

A felony charge of indecent liberties was filed Wednesday against Altshuler in Benton County Superior Court. He was scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday after posting bail Monday night.

He was a computer-assisted drafting and robotics teacher and worked at the school since 2016.

Clem would not confirm the identity of the people inside the home.

About 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, police had gone by the house at a relative’s request when they hadn’t heard from one of them and became worried, said Clem.

Nothing appeared suspicious so officers had no legal reason to go inside at that time, he said.

Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402; Twitter: @cameroncprobert
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