NORTH BEND, Washington - Police are asking members of the public if they’ve seen a red pickup truck recently near any trailheads along the Interstate 90 corridor, as officials continue to search for a person of interest in the deaths of two North Bend women.
Peter A. Keller has not been seen since his wife and daughter were found dead Sunday, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. Police said Lynnette and Kaylene Keller were shot and killed in their North Bend home, which was set on fire.
Peter Keller is known as an avid hiker, the Sheriff’s Office said. He usually drove a 1994 faded red Toyota pickup when he went hiking.
“We have the truck, but we want to know if anyone has seen it regularly parked at any trailhead,” said Sgt. Cindi West with the Sheriff’s Office.
Officials also said Peter Keller occasionally took his mountain bike with him and had recently been seen hiking with a “very large backpack.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or dial 911.
Victims' family issues statement
Lynnette Keller's (née Rocha) family issued a statement Tuesday afternoon:
The Rocha family would like to express their immense gratitude for the dedication of the detectives, and the prayers and support of family and friends in this tragic event. Two beautiful lives were lost and they will be missed in an unmeasurable amount.
A memorial fund and scholarship account has been set up by the Rocha family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lynnettee Rocha Keller and Kaylene Keller's names at any BECU Branch.
The family is grieving over the loss of Lynnettee and Kaylene and ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time. No further comments will be made at this time.