More arrests have been made in connection with the murders of a B.C. woman and her Washington husband.
Snohomish Country Sheriff Office says they have arrested the parents of murder suspect John Reed for rendering criminal assistance in the first degree.
In previous interviews with the police, 81-year-old Clyde Reed and 77-year-old Faye Reed admitted to giving their vehicle to their sons to flee the area.
The couple also admitted to transferring the title from John’s truck, believed to have been used in the murders, to Faye Reed’s name – and to providing the men with financial assistance.
Detectives are also searching the parent’s property.
The couple, 46-year-old Monique Patenaude and 45-year-old Patrick Shunn, went missing from their home in Washington in mid-April. Their remains were found more than a month later, in a wooded area near their Arlington home.
The parents of murder suspect John Reed were arrested in Ellensburg today for rendering criminal assistance https://t.co/xN90esopIF
— Snohomish Sheriff (@SnoCoSheriff) June 14, 2016
More arrests anticipated
Their disappearance was immediately considered suspicious, and within days murder charges were laid against two men, 53-year-old John Blaine Reed and his brother, 49-year-old Tony Clyde Reed, who were by then on the run.
In a statement, Sheriff Ty Trenary says there will be more arrests of various acquaintances who allegedly help with the escape.
“We absolutely will arrest anyone who has helped a murderer escape justice.”
The Prosecuting attorney has since dropped murder charges against Tony Reed.
He is now being charged with 1st degree rendering criminal assistance.
One brother on the run, believed to be in Mexico
Detectives are still looking for murder suspect John Reed, believed to be in the Tijuana, Rosarita, or Ensenada areas of Mexico.
John Reed is described as 5’08”, 190 lbs. with hazel eyes and gray hair and is believed to be driving a 2002 Gold Acura 3.2 TL (Arizona plates BNN-9968).
Police believe he is armed and dangerous.
The US Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his capture and arrest.