Sheriff Office Searching for Missing Arlington Couple | Update 3

COUPLE BELIEVED TO BE MURDERED

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office released an additional formal statement on their websitetoday  regarding the Arlington, Washington state missing couple, Patrick “Pat” Shunn, 45 and his wife, Monique Patenaude, 46 who went missing on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Patrick "Pat" Shunn and his wife, Monique Patenaude in happier times. Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Patrick “Pat” Shunn and his wife, Monique Patenaude in happier times. Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Pat was last seen at his job in Kirkland on Monday, while his wife at 1300 hours on that same day.  Neighbors called Police on Tuesday, when Monique who had other plans did not show up.  Pat did not call or show up for work the next day either.  His brother says that he usually calls and this is so out-of-character for him.

Police originally called the disappearances as suspicious.   Detectives now believe that the couple may be victims of Homicidal violence according to evidence left at the remote wooded location where their two vehicles had been dumped and at the former home of one of the suspects.

EVIDENCE DOES NOT LIE

Detectives believe the couple may be victims of homicidal violence due to the evidence collected from the two vehicles that had been dumped in a remote, wooded area about 15 miles from the couple’s home.  Access to the vehicles originally was delayed due to the very steep and rocky terrain.  The vehicles have since been towed from the dump site.

Police also found evidence at the former John Reed’s home near where the couple resided.

SUSPECTS WANTED BY POLICE

Two suspects have been named by tbe Sheriff’s Office.

John Blaine Reed, 53 is described as 5’8″, 190# with hazel eyes and gray hair. [See photo below].

Suspect John Reed.  Photo Credit:  Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

Suspect John Reed. Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Offices

John’s brother, Tony Clyde Reed, 49, is described as 5’11”, 150#s has green eyes and gray hair. [See photo below]

Suspect Tony Reed with facial hair.  Photo Credit:  Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect Tony Reed with facial hair. Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Suspect Tony Reed without facial hair. Photo Credit:  Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect Tony Reed without facial hair. Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office Detective believe the Reed brothers are traveling in a maroon colored 2007 VW EOS Coupe with WA Plate #AXH5106. [See photo below]

Suspect Vehicle.  Photo Credit:  Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect Vehicle. Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

They are convicted felons and have an extensive criminal history.  They are considered Armed and Dangerous.  Police ask that you do not approach them but call 9-1-1.

SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS

Search and rescue teams continue to search for the missing couple in a large area North of the couple’s home near Oso, Washington.  The Sheriff’s Office say that locating them is their number one priority.

If you know where the location of the Reed brothers are, contact Police by calling 9-1-1 and do not approach them.  An anonymous Tip Line has also been established at 425-388-3845.  The Sheriff’s Office say they are eager to catch the two brothers as well and get these two dangerous criminals off the streets.

Or, if you have information leading to the location of the Arlington couple, Police also ask that you contact them as well at the above phone numbers.

SOCIAL MEDIA

#ShunnPatenaude

#MissingArlingtonCouple

 

 

(c) 2016 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

 

Sheriff Office Searching for Missing Arlington Couple | Update 2

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES CONFIRMED

The Snohomish County Sheriff Trenary released an update on the missing Arlington , Washington state couple today at 1400 hours.

An Arlington, Washington couple – Patrick Shunn, 45 and his wife, former B.C. resident, Monique Patenaude, 46, have been missing since Tuesday, April 12, 2016.  Patrick was last seen at his job in Kirkland on Monday, April 11th.  His brother pleaded to the news media saying this is completely out-of-character for him.

Reports released in the Media, say Patrick “Pat” Shunn’s wife, Monique Patenaude was last seen around 1pm on that same Monday near her property.  Authorities were called when they failed to show up for pre-planned events.

The couple have ties to Oregon City, the Arlington-Darrington-Oso and B.C. areas.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is calling their disappearance as suspicious.

VEHICLES FOUND

In a press release today at 1400 hours, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office stated that the couple’s two vehicles were located in a remote wooded area, approximately 15 miles from their home.  Deputies had a difficult time accessing the area due to the steep terrain.

The couple’s vehicles have since been towed out of the area and being searched thoroughly.

LAWSUIT POSSIBLE MOTIVE

We reported on a previous lawsuit that came to light that seemed to include many of their neighbors.  Media asked the Snohomish County’s spokesman during the press release if the 2013 lawsuit had anything to do with their disappearance. It was answered as unknown as they did not have any info pertaining to that lawsuit readily available.

We missed the Spokesman’s initial statement but it was stated that brothers, John Reed and Tony Reed are wanted in connection with the couple’s disappearance. They are convicted felons and have an extensive criminal history but the Sheriff wold not elaborate if their criminal history included murder.

Police state they were possible neighbors that lived never Pat and Monique.  They are wanted by the Sheriff’s Office and are considered as Armed and Dangerous.  The SCSO is asking for the Public’s help and to call 9-1-1 if they are seen. Do not approach them.

Reporters at the Press Conference brought up the fact of the case of neighbors having a property dispute with the couple using their ATVs on others property to access the river.  The Sheriff was unable to comment on that part of the case.  He was more focused on finding the missing pair.

PUBLIC TIPLINE

Do you have information on the whereabouts of Patrick Shunn and his wife, Monique Patenaude?  If you have any tips but are afraid of sharing what you know or have seen, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has set up an anonymous Tipline at 425-388-3845.

 

Editor’s Note:  

All information is gleaned from the various sources including the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Courts, Address verification sources and Social Media.  

We do not represent nor proclaim we are Law Enforcement Professionals but we are familiar with the system and some of their investigative processes.

 

 

(c) 2016 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

 

Sheriff Office Searching for Missing Couple

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

An Arlington, Washington couple – Patrick Shunn, 45 and his wife, former B.C. resident, Monique Patenaude, 46, have been missing since Monday, April 11, 2016.  Patrick was last seen at his job in Kirkland on that day.  His brother pleaded to the news media saying this is completely out-of-character for him.

Reports released in the Media, say Patrick “Pat” Shunn’s wife, Monique Patenaude was last seen around 1pm on that same Monday near her property.  Authorities were called when they failed to show up for pre-planned events.

The couple have ties to Oregon, the Arlington-Darrington-Oso and B.C. areas.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is calling their disappearance as suspicious.

VEHICLES LOCATED

Both of their vehicles, descriptions, photos and Alerts were splashed all over mainstream media, Social media and through friends and family, in hopes they would be found along with the couple or, at least giving a sense of where they could be located.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office released a statement in how their Helicopter, “SnoHAWK10” located both vehicles, which appeared to have gone over an embankment down into a remote wooded area in the Oso area. Both vehicles lay near one another.

Due to the vehicles’ location, Police state they had not had the opportunity to search.  They are still rulling this disappearance as suspicious.

LAWSUIT COMING TO LIGHT

A news source reported and tipped us off about a lawsuit filed against the couple for some type of trespass charge.  We wanted to find out more about it ourselves before reporting on  our own, in hopes it could shed light on what they were having to live through and what that may have entailed, as this whole thing seems like a mystery all in itself.

 

In pouring over the many Washington State Court cases, we did happen to find one that appears to include many potential neighbors as we will call them due to the close proximity to where those in the Declarations live to the couple.

Since, we are not Legal Experts nor directly involved with this one case – we will not be making any type of assumption as to what the case may be about. However, what we will say is this – there are a lot of parties involved in this one particular case that could easily peeks someone’s interest.

We can only theorize but we will leave that up to the Law Enforcement professionals to make that determination based upon what the evidence is telling them in their investigation.

PUBLIC TIPLINE

Do you have information on the whereabouts of Patrick Shunn and his wife, Monique Patenaude?  If you have any tips but are afraid of sharing what you know or have seen, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has set up an anonymous Tipline at 425-388-3845.

Disclaimer:  

All information is gleaned from the various sources including the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Courts, Address verification sources and Social Media.  

We do not represent nor proclaim we are Law Enforcement Professionals but we are familiar with the system and some of their investigative processes.

For the purpose of this post, we are only engaged in reporting the facts in a journalistic point-of-view.  All our opinions are our own and not a representation of any Law Enforcement Agency.

 

(c) 2016 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

 

“Heroes Amongst Us” Book Project Has Been Officially Launched

Oso, Washington – On March 22, 2014 around 1037 Hours, a major part of land slid down a hillside covering a small country town and its communities, a major highway and into a nearby river.  41 people lost their lives.  Several are still considered missing. Lives were destroyed. Businesses are suffering catastrophic losses from the Highway being closed.  Economic slowdowns have been felt.  Heroes were created instantly.

The devastated community pulled together with the help of local residents, first responders and those from around the country whom became Unsung Heroes the moment they stepped on scene.  These are the stories we are looking to share on this project and create this book as a Tribute to those whom we will never forget from the Oso and surrounding communities.

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The mudslide disaster is the most destructive and deadliest event in all of Washington State, with Mt. St. Helens coming in second.

L.R. [Lisa] Swenson, the Public Safety Writer and Creator of this Fire Blog will be taking on this book project as a Tribute to all involved.  Her background includes involvement in both Volunteer SAR, Fire Rehab, as a Published Author of “Seattle Mourn”, Public Safety Writer and Blogger.  She was one of the first non-main stream media outlets to cover the live incident as it began unfolding from day one and many days thereafter.

“From the Moment the event began unfolding, we began covering the live feed of the story.  We knew it was bad but then the images began to show up on Social Media.  It was then that we realized how serious the incident was turning from a minor slide across the roadway to potentially catastrophic in a matter of minutes.

It was as if we were there with the residents, First Responders, amongst the Command Staff going through the motions with them.

This is the only way we know how to honor the men and women who worked so hard through such an overwhelming feat to save so many and stay on task.

All of the training could never have prepared them for this and we Honor them for their amazing actions as Unsung Heroes.” – LR Swenson

We are reaching out to firefighters, first responders, police officers, Command Staff, EOM staff, PIOs, FEMA Task Force Members, Governor, residents who took part in the #ososlide searches, rescues, Command, Press Releases, etc.  We want to tell “your” stories.

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The book will include but is not limited to real-life accounts of  rescues, saves, events, viewpoints, emotional impacts, photos, etc.

We are also looking for those who would like to become part of our Volunteer “Consultants” team, where we [the author and consultants] work together to make sure all details within the book are fact based.  Together, we will review public records, transcripts and other record information to form a clear picture of the disaster from Day 1 to the end of the incident.

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As a benefit to our “Consultants” and “Published Story Contributors”, you will be presented with a special gift as a thank you for participating on this project.  We appreciate everyone’s insights, assistance and input.

A portion of the revenue generated from book sales will be donated to one of the Author’s favorite Public Safety Agency/Charity/Non-profit that directly provides services, benefits to the Oso, Darrington and Arlington Communities. In addition, funding will also be used to cover the nominal costs generated by the project and author [both will be nominal].

We are currently searching for a publisher that would be willing to assist us to publish this amazing story and the large army of Unsung Heroes, helping to make available to the general public through all mainstream media outlets: i.e. online book distributors, bookstores, etc.

To become a part of this project, please contact us via email at nwfireblog@comcast.net and provide the following information:

– Your name, rank, agency. contact information [phone, email address, best way to reach you or your agency/team].  Describe your level of involvement, brief [1-3 sentences] encounter on incident. i.e. Member of Urban Task Force, Diver.

– State your interest: Story Contributor [we will interview you and share “your” viewpoint] or Volunteer Consultant [As consultant, you help us keep the book factual and by helping sort through various documents, etc.]

– We want to know why you want to be a part of this Project and what strengths you have to offer.

We know there will be many working parts to this project and we can only say in advance that we are so appreciative of the assistance we have received so far and know those who have stated their interest in this forum.

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“Heroes Amongst Us” is a Tribute to the men and women who worked so hard to search, rescue and mesh together so well at Command, County, State, Federal levels. Unsung Heroes were created the moment this overwhelming disaster struck.

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Again, we thank you all  who sacrificed their time away from their jobs, families, friends to give so selflessly, show huge amounts of compassion and sharing your expertise with so many.

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