Bodies of Missing Washington Couple Found in Remote Area

Snohomish County Sheriff(SEATTLE) -- The bodies of a Washington State couple who went missing last month after failing to attend a concert with friends have been found, authorities said.

Patrick Shunn, 45, and Monique Patenaude, 46, were found in a remote area a few miles north of their home in Arlington, according to Shari Ireton, Director of Communications for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives used information they received from suspect Tony Reed, who helped them pinpoint the exact location of the bodies, Ireton said.

Shunn and Patenaude were last seen April 11 after they planned to go to an Iron Maiden concert in Tacoma but never showed up. Neighbors reported them missing the next day.

Days later, police announced they had probable cause for the arrest of Tony Reed and his brother, John. Tony Reed, 49, was taken into custody on May 16 at the U.S.-Mexico border, Ireton said. He was booked into the Snohomish County jail on Saturday and is charged with helping his 53-year-old brother murder the couple.

The brothers fled to Mexico after the murder, according to police. John Reed is still at large. Investigators said they found a car belonging to him on April 16 in Ellensburg, Washington.

He was described by police as 5-foot-8 and 190 pounds with hazel eyes and gray hair.

A cause of death has yet to be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner, Ireton said.

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