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Arrest made in February 2020 homicide of 7-11 store clerk

EDMONDS, Wash., April 7, 2022Edmonds Police Detectives have booked Victorya Leona Foulkes, a twenty-six-year-old woman from Auburn, into the Snohomish County Jail for the February 21, 2020, homicide of Nagendiram Kandasamy.

Foulkes had been previously taken into custody during a March 15, 2020, search warrant operation in Enumclaw. Yesterday’s arrest culminated in the female being booked for 1st-Degree Murder and Attempted 1st-Degree Robbery. Both are class A felonies and if convicted, Foulkes could face life imprisonment as well as fines up to $50,000.

Additionally, detectives will recommend charges of 1st-Degree Murder, Attempted 1st-Degree Robbery, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm for a 25-year-old male from Enumclaw who is currently in custody on unrelated charges at the Pierce County Jail. This male had also been taken into custody during the March 2020 operation.

On February 21, 2020, at a 7-Eleven in Edmonds, Nagendiram Kandasamy, 64, was shot and killed during a 16-hour shift. He was also a loving husband and father. 

At that time, the suspect was described as “only a white man in his 20’s” according to King 5’s report. Security footage captures the gunman running into the store, jumping onto the check-out counter, and firing his weapon. 

A 23-year-old man and his 24-year-old girlfriend, both from Enumclaw, were arrested in relation to the case. However, Edmonds police informed the Times that the woman was released while the man is currently in custody on unrelated charges.

Detectives worked closely with the Snohomish County Prosecutors Office as they navigated through their investigation. The complex case has involved countless hours of work, including search warrants and the forensic analysis of evidence. 

While the pandemic caused delays, the case remained the highest of priorities for the Edmonds Police Department. In doing so, they solicited the assistance of the Snohomish County Violent Offenders Task Force, who worked extensively to locate the suspect. However, on April 6, 2022, the female suspect was arrested by Auburn Police, who located and arrested her during a traffic stop.

Statement from Chief Michelle Bennett

Michelle Bennett

“The cowardly act that took the life of Mr. Kandasamy left a profound impact on his family and our community. From its first moments, the women and men of Edmonds PD worked tirelessly towards putting this case together and taking a violent suspect off the street. While our detectives led the investigation, they had assistance from several law enforcement partners. This was a total team effort. We will continue working with the prosecutor’s office to support their prosecution of the dangerous suspects. These arrests and charges are not a conclusion, but they bring us closer to providing justice for the Kandasamy family.”

Article Update [2:33 p.m. April 7, 2022]: Added the additional charges to a second suspect.

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