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Lemarr Carver, a primary suspect in his wife's murder, was found dead of apparent suicide in Hillsboro

COURTESY PHOTO: MCSO - Tricia CarverLemarr Carver

The husband of a woman whose body was found in a St. Paul field last week has been discovered dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers from the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team — the county's SWAT squad — enacted a search warrant and sought to question Lemarr Carver on the evening of Nov. 7 at a house he owns in the 6700 block of Southeast Patricia Lane in Hillsboro. After officers made several announcements over a loudspeaker to Carver, who they believed to be in the home, flash bang devices were deployed before they entered the residence, according to KOIN reporter. When officers entered the home, they found Lemarr Carver dead, having apparently killed himself.

Carver, 47, was the primary suspect in the death of his wife, said detectives, who remained on scene to collect evidence. The home is owned by the couple, who had been separated for an unknown period of time.

LeMarr Carver, a criminal defense attorney with an office in Beaverton, had been identified as a person of interest by the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Tricia Carver was last heard on the evening of Nov. 4 and reported missing Nov. 5. That same morning a driver discovered her body in a field off Vachter and River roads about three miles south of St. Paul in northern Marion County. Her death was ruled a homicide early on in the investigation.

Tricia Carver's friends told a KOIN reporter that she had been staying in Albany with her mother after separating from her husband.

Sheriff's office in Marion and Washington counties were assisted in the investigation by the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit, Oregon State Police, Salem and Hillsboro police departments and Marion County District Attorney's Office.

More information will be released as it's made available.

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