Felon Brothers On The Run After Murdering Ex-Army Ranger and His Wife: Cops
Police in Washington State are frantically searching for a duo of convicted felon brothers who they suspect killed a former Army Airborne Ranger and his wife last week.
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says it has established probable cause for the arrest of John Reed, 53, and his brother Tony Clyde Reed, 49 in the suspected murder of Patrick Shunn and his wife Monique Patenaude.
Police have not yet recovered any bodies. However, Sheriff Ty Trenary told reporters Sunday "it's clear" they're deceased based on evidence collected from their vehicles and home.
Police say evidence shows Patrick Shunn and his wife Monique Patenaude and likely dead but no remains have been found. (Snohomish Co. Sheriff's Dept via Seattle Times)
Trenary implored the public for help locating the brothers on Sunday.
Detectives say they were able to obtain video surveillance footage tying the Reed brothers to the disposal of Shunn and Patenaude’s vehicles.
Search and rescue teams continue to search for Shunn and Patenaude in a large area north of their home near Oso.
"The recovery of Patrick and Monique is our agency’s number one priority right now, for the sake of their families," said Sheriff Ty Trenary. "Our second priority is getting the Reed brothers into custody and off the streets."
A vehicle police say belongs to John Reed was recovered on Saturday and police say the brothers may now be driving their parents' red 2007 Volkswagen EOS Coupe Washington plates AXH5106.
John Reed is 5’08”, 190 lbs. with hazel eyes and gray hair. Tony Reed is 5’11”, 150 lbs. with green eyes and gray hair.
Both men are convicted felons and believed to be armed and dangerous, according to authorities.
Authorities say John Reed’s house was “very close” to where Shunn and Patenaude lived and, according to a Seattle Times report, the couple had accused neighbors of assault, trespassing and scratching death threats in the mud.
However, it was not clear from the report whether those neighbors were the Reeds.
Shunn sought a restraining order against neighbors, but a court commissioner dismissed the request as groundless in January.
The couple was last seen at the start of last week before family members notified officials they'd failed to make contact for an "uncharacteristically" long time.