Tony Callihan: Accused Spokane killer caught in California

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callihan webFUGITIVE CAPTURED Dec. 14, 2012Spokane police say Tony Callihan was arrested in Clearlake, California Friday morning — about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento.

Police say Clearlake officers received a report of a suspicious car parked behind a grocery store. When officers arrived, they found Callihan and another male sleeping inside.

Callihan was arrested without incident; the other man was interviewed

Spokane Police are searching for a wanted man believed to be connected to a homicide that happened Friday in west-central Spokane.

Tony Callihan is accused of strangling Michelle Koenen, a woman he was dating, then stealing her car.

Detectives say he was spotted Monday night, stealing gas cans from a truck in the Central Washington University area of Ellensburg, and detectives think he’s continued heading west.

Callihan’s criminal history includes assault, burglary and drugs — and he’s also wanted by the Department of Corrections for Escape in Spokane County.

Detectives believe he is still in Spokane and ask citizens to be on the look-out for him.

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Here are the details on TONY CALLIHAN:

  • Age: 38
  • Ht: 6’0″
  • Wt: 190 lbs
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown

Here are the details on the murder victim’s car: — **as-like photo below**

  • 2000 Dodge Stratus – 4 door
  • WA License Plates: 474 WRH
  • Light green (may appear to be gray


If you spot this suspected killer — stay away — and call an anonymous tip into:

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers