Updated May 24, 2016: The search for Patrick Shunn has ended. Snohomish County Detectives have found the remains of two people, one male and one female, in the Oso, Washington area. While confirmation of identification from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner is still pending, detectives have reason to believe they are 45 year-old Patrick Shunn and his wife, 46 year-old Monique Patenaude. The bodies were located in a remote area a few miles to the north of Shunn and Patenaude’s residence, near where the victim’s vehicles had previously been recovered. Detectives confirmed that information they received from Tony Reed, a suspect in the investigation, helped them pinpoint the exact location of the bodies.
Patrick Shunn is a U.S. Army Veteran who was reported missing along with his wife, Monique Patenaude, from their home in Arlington, Washington on Tuesday April 12, 2016. Patrick Shunn, a former Airborne Ranger who was previously stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and his wife were reported missing after they failed to attend an Iron Maiden concert on Monday evening and their neighbors found their dogs and livestock unattended at their ranch (home) on Tuesday. Their vehicles, a tan 2000 Landrover Discovery (Washington plates AR02639) and a black 1995 Jeep (Washington plates WB02789), were missing but later located by law enforcement about 10 minutes away from their home down an embankment in Oso, Washington. Law enforcement says the vehicles are heavily damaged vehicles and they are located about 200 feet apart. The Snohomish County Seriff’s Office has called their disappearance suspicious because “it is unusual for them not to be in contact with family or friends”.
Patrick Shunn was last seen at his place of employment at Greenpoint Technologies in Kirkland, Washington on Monday, April 11, 2016 and his wife was last seen around 1:00 p.m. on the Monday near their home at the 27800 block of Whitman Road in Arlington, Washington.
The Seattle Times reports that Patrick and Monique were engaged in a legal fight with some of their neighbors, accusing them of assault, trespassing and scratching death threats in the mud. It has also been reported that the couple were scheduled to be at a court hearing last week, but that hearing was postponed until May. It is not known if their disappearance is related to their court case.
Patrick Shunn is 45 years old as of the date he went missing in April 2016.
Monique Patenaude is 46 years old as of the date she went missing in April 2016.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Patrick Shunn and or Monique Patenaude, contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-7939 reference case #201655130 for Patrick Shunn and case # 201655173 for Monique Patenaude.
Updated April 17, 2016:
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives have established probable cause for the arrest of two men suspected of murdering Patrick Shunn and his wife, Monique Patenaude. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 53 year-old John Blaine Reed and his brother, 49 year-old Tony Clyde Reed. Both men are convicted felons and are believed to be armed and dangerous. Their current location is unknown.
Anyone with direct information on the whereabouts of John or Tony Reed, or with information about the investigation into the murder of Shunn and Patenaude, is asked to call 911 or the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tipline at 425-388-3845. More information can be found here: http://wa-snohomishcounty.civicplus.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=4445