$5,000 reward offered in search for suspects in slaying of Arlington couple; memorial held in Oso

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SEATTLE -- The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of John or Tony Reed -- the brothers suspected of killing an Arlington couple over a property dispute.

The reward was announced Thursday.

Meanwhile, friends and family of victims Patrick Shunn, 45, and his wife, Monique Patenaude, 46, gathered at the Oso Fire Station  on Thursday to hold a memorial for the couple.

At the memorial, Patrick's father spoke.  He expressed thanks for support from the community, even from those who don’t know the family.

“All these people are totally strangers and they put their arms around us and hug us and cry with us.  So, thank you," said Patrick Shunn’s father, Mike Shunn.

Others who knew the couple also talked about how they’ll be missed.

"It's tough not having Patrick around anymore,” said Cameron, one of Patrick’s co-workers and friends.  “It's tough not having him around to be friends with, but I'll always have a special place at least, for him in my heart."

Meantime, a ground search resumed Thursday for the missing couple's bodies.  Investigators say the areas they search will be based on evidence they found.

Sheriff's detectives say John Reed was once a neighbor of the missing Arlington couple and had a longstanding property dispute with them. They say John and Tony Reed fled after the murder to their parents' house in Ellensburg last week, then switched to another vehicle and drove to Phoenix, where they bought yet another vehicle. The license on that vehicle was spotted on a camera in California near the Mexican border.

It's believed they may be headed to Mexico.

U.S. Marshals searched two storage units and two homes in Ellensburg, including one owned by the suspects' parents.

 

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