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Originally published January 31, 2014 at 6:40 AM | Page modified January 31, 2014 at 9:48 AM

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Russell Investments economist found dead in Tacoma

Russell Investments chief economist Mike Dueker was found dead Thursday.

TACOMA, Wash. —

Russell Investments chief economist Mike Dueker was found dead Thursday.

Police do not believe the death was an accident or that Dueker was a victim of a crime, Troyer said.

Dueker, 50, of University Place, had joined the financial services company in 2008.

"We were deeply saddened to learn today of the death of our colleague and friend Mike Duekerm" Russell Investments said in a statement. "Mike was highly respected and regarded at Russell Investments and in the broader financial services industry. In the five years that he worked at Russell, he made valuable contributions that helped our clients and many of his fellow associates. Our thoughts are with Mike's family and friends during this difficult time."

As chief economist for Russell Investments, Dueker wrote for Russell's Market Outlook publications, forecasting the business cycle and the target federal funds rate. He developed and maintained a business cycle index published monthly on

Dueker also led Russell's participation as one of 50 Blue Chip forecasters for both Blue Chip Economic Indicators and Blue Chip Financial Forecasts.

A previous version of this story said Dueker was 60. He was actually 50.

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