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Brothers charged with killing missing Washington couple

Two brothers wanted in the disappearance and presumed slayings of a Washington state couple have been charged with first-degree murder, and authorities believe they may be heading for the Mexican border.

Detectives found a car in Phoenix that had been driven by John Blaine Reed and his brother, Tony Clyde Reed, and they said two friends of the brothers gave them a different car — a gold Acura sedan — and $500, knowing they were on the run from police.

A license plate reader captured the Acura's plate near Calexico, California, on Monday, authorities said.

The brothers are wanted in the disappearance of John Reed's former neighbors, Patrick Shunn, 45, and...