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Murder Suspect Tony Reed in Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 16, 2016


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, 
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

shari.ireton@snoco.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

        

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Tony Clyde Reed was taken into custody today by the US Marshals Service and has been booked into the San Diego County jail.  He had arranged with the Service to turn himself in earlier today.  No additional information as to how Tony Reed was taken into custody is available at this time. 


Reed is suspected of helping his brother, John Blaine Reed, murder Oso residents Patrick Shunn and his wife, Monique Patenaude in April.  Both 49 year-old Tony and 53 year-old John fled to Mexico via Ellensburg after the murder.  John Reed remains outstanding and the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek tips from the public as to his whereabouts.  


Search and Rescue teams searched for the bodies of 45 year-old Shunn and 46 year-old Patenaude this past weekend in the Oso area, but their whereabouts remain unknown.


Timeline of investigation

April 12 - Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude are reported missing to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office by neighbors. Shunn was last seen at his workplace in Kirkland, Wash. on Monday, April 11.  Patenaude was last seen around 1 p.m. also on Monday, April 11 near the couple’s residence at the 27800 block of Whitman Road.

April 14 - Two vehicles belonging to Shunn and Patenaude are located in a remote, wooded area in the Oso area, north of their home.

April 15 – Detectives conduct a thorough search of the vehicles and the area where they were located.  The location of Shunn and Patenaude still unknown

April 17 – Sheriff Ty Trenary announces that probable cause has been established for the arrest of the Reed brothers, who are suspected of murdering Shunn and Patenaude.

April 18 – One of the vehicles driven by the Reed brothers is located in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Reed brothers are believed to have crossed the border into Mexico.

April 20 – Several properties in Ellensburg are searched by detectives, including the residence belonging to the parents of the Reed brothers, two storage units, and the residence of Tony Reed.


Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.


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