A man in his 70s was booked into King County's Seattle Correctional facility after he turned himself in to and said that he killed his wife.
Bellevue police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate said that the man, who is 71, came to city hall and told police that he killed his wife two days ago.
Police went to the man's home in the 100 block of 159th Avenue Southeast near Bellevue's Lake Hills neighborhood and found a woman's body, Iafrate said. The woman was also 71.
She said that the circumstances that sparked the investigation were unsual in Bellevue, and probably would be in most cities.
"It's unusual in any city for anyone to come in and confess to murder," she said.
Iafrate would not confirm the identify of the man, but KOMO4 said that neighbors reported that the couple that lived in the home were James and Jean Schumacher.
James Williams Schumacher was booked into King County's Seattle Correctional Facility around 10 p.m. Friday in connection with a domestic violence murder, according to the jail records.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office said an identification on the woman found is not likely to be official until Monday at the earliest.
This story will be updated with more information as Bellevue Patch receives it.