Daughter, Beau Arrested in Christmas Eve Family Killings

Four adults, 2 children found dead in Wash.
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2007 4:22 PM CST
A covered porch on the side of a home surrounded by police tape is seen at the scene where six people were found dead Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, in Carnation, Wash. Sgt. Jim Laing said the bodies were...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman and her boyfriend in the gruesome Christmas Eve shootings of six members of her family in rural Washington, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The couple is being held on suspicion of murdering the woman's parents, her brother, his wife, and their 6- and 3-year old children. The six were found yesterday.

Michelle Anderson and Joseph McEnroe, both 29, were tracked down after police responded to a 911 call from the house the night of the crime but left when they found the gate locked. Anderson's nephew said she lived on her parents' property with McEnroe. A sheriff's spokesman had no comment on possible motives, and the hunt for the murder weapon continues.