Lewis County Coroner has identified the two brothers who were killed in a murder suicide last week in Winlock Washington. Malone resident Jeff Wachter, 59, who was a former resident of Winlock, shot his brother Paul Wachter, a resident of Winlock.
Their sister Leanne, who is a resident of Winlock, had fallen down the well because the boards to the pump house were rotten. Emergency services were called to help Leanne out of the well, which took about two hours.
Both brothers were at the resident during this time, but Jeff was asked to leave as he was being disruptive. Emergency services took Leanne to the Emergency room and while there, Jeff returned. According to witnesses, Jeff came back, shot and killed his brother before turning the gun on himself.
This is a very sad time for the family, our condolences go out to the family and friends of the Wachter family.