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Reports: Former Duke doctor linked to Seattle slayings

Posted August 12, 2011 1:17 p.m. EDT
Updated August 12, 2011 4:55 p.m. EDT

— A former Duke University doctor might be responsible for the stabbing deaths of a man and a toddler in Seattle, according to media reports.

Police found a 29-year-old man and 2-year-old child dead Thursday morning inside a high-rise apartment. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said. A third person had also been stabbed, but Whitcomb said his wounds are not life-threatening.

The Seattle Times newspaper reported that the injured man recently completed a fellowship at Duke's Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition.

Police haven't released the identities of anyone involved, but Whitcomb said the men were a couple who had adopted the child.

Duke officials declined to comment Friday.