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82-year-old man murdered

Arthur Schroeder was found stabbed to death in his ransacked Marysville mobile home Jan. 25. His pickup truck was stolen and later found burned in Arlington.

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marysvilleMARYSVILLE, Wash. — Marysville detectives arrested a second suspect in the murder of 82-year-old Arthur Schroeder.

According to Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux, the 26-year-old suspect was already incarcerated in the Snohomish County Jail on unrelated charges. He was formally booked for murder, robbery and theft of a motor vehicle Tuesday inside the jail.

The suspect allegedly teamed up with 28-year-old Delaney Wood in Schroeder’s murder. Schroeder was found stabbed to death in his ransacked Marysville mobile home Jan. 25. His pickup truck was stolen and later found burned in Arlington.

Police said Wood and the second suspect lived in the same moblie home park and knew Schroeder. They had allegedly spent time in his trailer. Wood claimed that he had raped her and frequently made sexual advances towards her.

The male suspect told others in jail that he and Wood stabbed the man, police said. Both suspects were also allegedly seen on a Community Transit bus video exiting a bus to the trailer park where Schroeder lived on the afternoon of the murder.

No trial date was yet set for the suspects.

mary1EVERETT — Bail was set at $1 million Monday for a Marysville woman who is accused of stabbing to death an 82-year-old man in his mobile home last month and then bragging that she had killed a sex offender.

The woman, Delaney Wood, 28, was already in the Snohomish County Jail on an unrelated charge. But was arrested again Sunday for investigation of first-degree murder, robbery and motor vehicle theft.

The victim, Arthur Schroeder, was found stabbed to death in his ransacked Marysville mobile home on Jan. 25. His pickup truck was stolen and later found burned in Arlington.

According to court documents, a police informant that helps with drug busts told police on Jan. 30 that Wood had been bragging about having killed a sex offender.  Schroeder was a level one sex offender, convicting of sex crimes against underage girls in the early 1980s. He served 18 years in prison.

Police said Wood lived in the same mobile home park and knew Schroeder and had spent time in his trailer and that she said he had made sexual advances toward her.  She told other witnesses that Schroeder had drugged her and then raped her with a broomstick.

According to the court documents, various other witnesses told police they had seen Wood driving a truck similar to Schroeder’s after Schroeder’s slaying, that she told one person that she was “killing the old man,” and that she had said she had gotten $200 from the trailer and a safe deposit box key with a box that had $20,000 in it.

No court date was immediately set.

Police said there may be other arrests in the case.

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