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Suspect leads police to bodies of missing Washington state couple

Suspect leads police to bodies of missing Washington state couple

For six weeks, authorities said a missing Washington state couple had been killed. Two brothers who fled to Mexico were charged with their slayings.

But until Tuesday, no bodies had been found.

That changed after one of the suspects turned himself in and provided information that led detectives to a remote area near the couple's home. There, they found buried remains near where the couple's vehicles were dumped weeks ago.

"We are waiting for medical examiner confirmation, but we have reason to believe that they are Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude," Snohomish County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton said at a news conference.

Authorities had...

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