2 Men Wanted in Seattle Area Slaying Reportedly Headed to Mexico
Tony and John Reed, the brothers being sought by Snohomish County Sheriffs and other authorities for their role in the suspected murder of an Arlington couple, are believed to be headed to Mexico.
According to national news reports, Phoenix police have found a car driven by 53-year-old John Reed and his brother 49-year-old Tony Reed, and now they're believed to have stolen a 2002 Gold Acura 3.2 TL with an Arizona plate.
A plate reading camera machine, say news reports, captured the car on camera near Calexico, Mexico on Monday. The two men are being sought in connection with the disappearance of former military man 45-year-old Patrick Shunn and his wife 46-year-old Monique Patenaude. The Seattle Times reports officials are searching a 23-square mile area about 50 miles North of Seattle.
The Times also is reporting that John Reed reportedly threatened to shoot the couple if they continued to cut brush between their properties, as apparently they shared a common driveway to access their semi-rural properties. This was one of a series of threats the brothers allegedly made in an ongoing dispute over the property issues.
Court documents also show that when the couple sued some other neighbors near their 21-acre spread, they purposely avoided naming John Reed as a defendant in the issue, for fearing of making him mad.
Officials believe the two have been murdered, especially from forensic evidence found at the scene where authorities found the couple's two vehicles. They were badly wrecked, down at the bottom of a ravine.