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Bodies Of Washington Couple Found

Police in Washington have discovered the deceased bodies of a couple who left to attend a concert with friends in April but never arrived.  

Patrick Shunn, 45, and Monique Patenaude, 46, were both found in a remote spot north of their home in Seattle, according to ABC.  

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Shari Ireton told a news conference May 24 that suspect Tony Reed had provided police with information which led to the discovery of the bodies.

Shunn and Patenaude were last seen April 11, when they planned to attend an Iron Maiden concert in Tacoma but did not show up. The couple's neighbors reported them missing the following day.

Reed was taken into custody May 16 at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Ireton.  On May 21, he was booked into the Snohomish County jail on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, assault, violation of a no-contact order and driving with a suspended license.

Investigators are still searching for Reed's brother, John, who was a former neighbor of the couple. Court documents show that John had been involved in a property dispute with the couple, according to The Associated Press.  Authorities reportedly found his car on April 16 in Washington, and believe he fled to Mexico with his brother.

Tony Reed's lawyer told a local Washington newspaper that his client turned himself in to address the allegations made against him.

"My client is innocent of the first-degree murder charges," his lawyer told the paper.

"He's here to defend himself."

Tony Reed's bond has been set at more than $5 million.  A cause of death has yet to be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

Sources: ABC, Associated Press via CBS / Photo credit: Snohomish County Sheriff's Office via CBS

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