Sheriff: Parents of Washington murder suspects arrested

Sheriff’s detectives in Washington state say they’ve arrested the elderly parents of two brothers accused of fleeing to Mexico after killing a couple and burying their remains in a remote forest clearing.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday it arrested 81-year-old Clyde Reed and 77-year-old Faye Reed in Ellensburg for investigation of rendering criminal assistance. Investigators said that they admitted providing the vehicle in which their sons, John and Tony Reed, fled the state and giving them money.

Tony Reed turned himself in at the U.S.-Mexico border last month and led authorities to the grave of 45-year-old Patrick Shunn and his wife, 46-year-old Monique Patenaude. The two were former neighbors of John Reed in Oso, a rural community northeast of Seattle that was devastated in a 2014 landslide.

John Reed remains at large.

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