Cops: Brothers on the Run After Couple Murdered

Their first priority is finding bodies of missing Wash. pair
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2016 1:21 AM CDT
Updated Apr 18, 2016 6:03 AM CDT
Cops: Brothers on the Run After Couple Murdered
Police released this photo of John Blaine Reed, 53.   (Smohomish County Sheriff's Office)

Police in Washington state say the public "should absolutely be worried" about two armed and dangerous brothers who are on the run after the suspected murders of Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude. John Reed, 53, and Tony Reed, 49, have been named as suspects in the disappearance of the Arlington couple, who haven't been seen since last Monday, the Seattle Times reports. No bodies have been found, but police say that evidence in their vehicles, which were found abandoned in the woods, and in John Reed's former home has led them to believe foul play was involved. KOMO reports that Shunn and Patenaude were supposed to go to an Iron Maiden concert in Tacoma with neighbors on Monday night but never showed up.

Shunn, 45, and Patenaude, 46, were reported missing after their livestock went untended. "The recovery of Patrick and Monique is our agency's number one priority right now, for the sake of their families," says Sheriff Ty Trenary, per KING5. "Our second priority is getting the Reed brothers into custody and off the streets." Trenary says there appears to have been a property dispute between John Reed and the couple, who live nearby. The sheriff says both brothers are convicted felons. The public has been asked to look out for a red 2007 Volkswagen Eos coupe with Washington license plates AXH5106, which the brothers may be driving. (More Washington state stories.)

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