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Sheriff: Person of Interest in Decapitation May Be Driving Through Oregon

UPDATE: A woman was found decapitated near a bunker in Washington. The Sheriff says that a person of interest in the case may be traveling to California from Washington.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2018 3:23 PM
Updated: Mar. 8, 2018 12:29 PM

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state sheriff says the body of a woman found near a gun- and ammo-filled bunker last weekend had been decapitated, and a man sought in the case is on the loose and possibly headed for California.

The Island County coroner identified the victim as 26-year-old Katherine Cunningham. Detectives found her body Saturday on an undeveloped parcel of land on Camano Island, north of Seattle.

Nearby, investigators discovered a bunker dug into a hillside containing supplies, guns and ammo.

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said Wednesday that police are looking for 34-year-old Jacob Gonzales, whom he called a person of interest.


Gonzales is believed to be armed and driving a green 1990 Mitsubishi Montero, with Washington license plate AYE2639.

Police believe that Cunningham and Gonzales may have been living on the property.

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