Filipina photographer killed in home invasion near Seattle


Three masked men shot and killed a successful Filipina professional photographer early Friday morning, Aug., in Mill Creek, South Everett, Washington during a home invasion that also left her husband injured.

The intruders killed Denise “Irah” Marcelo Sok, 36, and injured her husband, Makara Sok, in the presence of their 7-year-old son, Greyson, according to a KIRO 7 report. The Snohomish County coroner said she died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The Philippine-born Irah had just opened a studio seven months ago specializing in maternity and newborn photography. Makara Sok said he met Irah at the Boeing Company where she was an assembly mechanic. Irah was well known to locals for her beauty, sense of humor and talent, her friends said.

“My emotions are everywhere right now,” Makara Sok said. “I’m sad. I’m hurt. I don’t know what to do,” he told KIRO 7.

Her family, relatives, friends and Snohimish County Police are appealing to the community for help find Irah’s killers. A GoFundMe page has been started for the family.