SEVERE WX: High Wind Watch - Flash Flood Watch - High Wind Warning View Alerts

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.

Article Comments

Medford
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 39°
Brookings
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 50°
Crater Lake
Overcast
36° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 30°
Grants Pass
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 37°
Klamath Falls
Overcast
36° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 30°
Another Storm Early This Week
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

Massive tree falls from wind, narrowly misses home

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Tracking the Next Storm

Image

Mt. Ashland Ski Area Closes Amid Strong Winds

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Another Storm System Early in the Week

Image

Olsrud Family Playground is Officially Open

Image

New Playground

Image

Three Camp Fire Contractors Fired

Image

rollover crash

Image

Today's out and about

Image

Lights Holiday Contest

Community Events