(FOX NEWS) - A Washington state husband and wife who disappeared last week are now believed to have been murdered, and the suspected killers remain on the loose and are considered armed and dangerous, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said Sunday.
Detectives on Saturday found two vehicles – a Jeep Wrangler and a Land Rover – belonging to former Army Airborne Ranger Patrick Shunn, 45, and his wife, Monique Patenaude, 46, in a remote, rocky area about 15 miles from the couple’s Arlington home. Trenary said “it’s clear” Shunn and Patenaude are deceased based on evidence collected from those vehicles, and evidence obtained from the couple’s house. Officials have not yet recovered any bodies.
Police are searching for two brothers, convicted felons John Blaine Reed, 53, and Tony Clyde Reed, 49, in connection with the deaths. Trenary said the men were seen on video surveillance disposing of the vehicles that were discovered Saturday. He did not say what crime the men were previously convicted of, but Trenary cautioned anyone who encountered them to avoid the pair.
“They are armed and dangerous and the public should absolutely be worried,” Trenary said.