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Police: Double murder suspect wants guns, is ‘extreme danger’ to public

RENTON — King County Sheriff’s detectives said the suspect in a double murder of an elderly couple is looking to buy guns, and should be considered an “extreme danger” to the public and police.

According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, murder suspect Michael Boysen, 26, did multiple Internet searches for gun shows across the Pacific Northwest and Nevada shortly before his grandparents were found dead Saturday night in the 16200 block of 145th Avenue SE in Renton.

Boysen is suspected of murdering Robert Taylor, 82, and Norma Taylor, 80, in their Fairwood home sometime late Friday night or Saturday morning.

Boysen photo 2Boysen was recently released from prison after serving a year for burglary. He has a long history of crime, including several robberies, police said.

Boysen is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. Missing from the home was the couple’s car, a red 2001 Chrysler 300 with Washington license plates 046-XXU. 

Investigators are asking anyone who has seen Boysen or the car to call 911.

Friends of the couple, like Patty Laronde, have fond memories of the slain pair. Robert Taylorwas a well-respected member of the church, she said.

“He’s touched the lives of hundreds and maybe even thousands of people out there with his service,” she said. “So I know he’s well-known and I know he’s well-respected.”

Now, people in Renton are coping with the difficult loss.

“It’s kind of sad he’s not going to be there to greet you anymore,” Gilman said. “He’s just not going to be there anymore.”


17 Comments to “Police: Double murder suspect wants guns, is ‘extreme danger’ to public”

    Block Watcher said:
    March 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    I hope the police catch-up with Michael Boysen soon. Right now he looks guilty of murder and heading back to prison.

      Wholethimout said:
      March 12, 2013 at 4:20 PM

      I just heard that the police have this bastard holed up in a hotel in Lincoln City, Oregon (4:00pm Tuesday). Maybe he'll put up a good fight and his miserable life can be ended right there. This sweet couple died trying to fix the un-fixable.

    Dapandico said:
    March 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Another deranged Veteran with PTSD caused by the war in Iraq.

      Block Watcher said:
      March 11, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      The suspect's story doesn't mention any military service. He sounds more like a career criminal.

      dale said:
      March 11, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      Was he a vet from Iraq? At 26, he has hardly had the time to do a military enlistment and get the multiple jail times for his "other" robberies and the latest burglary. Won't say it couldn't have happened, but I'd like a little more detail about that military connection. I suspect that he didn't make it in the military for a full term. With multiple robberies in his past, this young fellow has had some issues for some time. If he had gone into the military at say 18, his issues would have surfaced during basic or shortly thereafter and he would normally have been processed out early.

        Dapandico said:
        March 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM

        I am sticking to the current narrative.

      Phil said:
      March 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      He was not a veteran. I know the family.

    dumbfounded said:
    March 11, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Well Ms.Super. G at SOU, what do you say about this pet of yours ?

    Block Watcher said:
    March 11, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    The SOB is probably out of the state by now.

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