Fugitive Suspect in Wash. Couple's Murder Arrested

His brother, also suspected of murder, is still at large
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 17, 2016 7:43 AM CDT
Fugitive Suspect in Wash. Couple's Murder Arrested
Tony Reed, left and John Reed are charged with murder in the presumed killing of a missing Washington state couple. Tony has been taken into custody.    (Uncredited)

One of two brothers who were charged with first-degree murder in the presumed killing of a missing Washington state couple was taken into custody Monday in San Diego, the AP reports. Snohomish County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Shari Ireton said Tony Clyde Reed, 49, crossed into the US from Mexico and was arrested by US Marshals. Reed had arranged to be taken into custody, she said. He has been booked into the San Diego County jail, and Ireton said she didn't yet have information about extraditing Reed to Washington state. The whereabouts of his brother, 53-year-old John Blaine Reed, remain unknown. "We're definitely glad to have one in custody," Ireton said. "We're hoping for more information about the bodies."

On April 12, neighbors reported Monique Patenaude, 46, and her husband, Patrick Shunn, 45, missing when their livestock were left unattended. Detectives concluded the couple had been killed after they searched the vehicles and the home near the couple's where John Reed recently lived. Surveillance video linked the Reed brothers to the dumping of the couple's cars over an embankment north of Seattle, authorities said. Authorities also note they had no information about any issues between John Reed and Shunn and Patenaude, but they said that others had described a property dispute between them. The Reeds have been described as armed and dangerous during the search. (More murder stories.)

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