John Reed

Mexican authorities catch man wanted in killings of couple

A man accused of killing a couple in rural Washington state and burying their remains in a remote forest clearing has been captured in Mexico, authorities in Washington said Friday.

John Blaine Reed, 53, was arrested Thursday by Mexican authorities in Sonora, Mexico, and expelled from that country for violating immigration laws, said Snohomish County Sheriff's Lt. Doug Jeske.

He was taken into custody at the border by U.S. Marshals Service and booked in Pima County Jail in Arizona, Jeske said.

Reed had been on the run since the April slayings near Oso, a tiny rural community northeast of Seattle that was devastated in 2014 by the nation's worst landslide...