Updates in investigation into death of Marysville police officer's daughter

STANWOOD — As detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit continue their investigation into the death of 7-year-old Jenna Carlile, daughter of Marysville Police Officer Derek Carlile, further information has been released.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of Jenna's death was a gunshot wound to the torso, and classified her March 11 death as a homicide, after Jenna's sibling discharged a firearm in the Carlile family's van on March 10.

Although the Sheriff's Office is not releasing information regarding which child was specifically involved in the shooting, it has been confirmed that four children, one boy and three girls all under the age of seven, were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. All the children were members of the Carlile family, and the weapon involved in the shooting was personally owned by the father of the children.

Once detectives have finished their investigative efforts, the case packet will be forwarded to the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office for review to determine if any criminal charges are warranted.

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