Suspect arrested in ‘gruesome’ double murder in Olalla

OLALLA, Wash. — Deputies responding to a report of suspicious circumstances said they made a “gruesome discovery” on a Kitsap County property Thursday evening.

Deputies were dispatched to Shady Glen Avenue Southeast in Olalla near Purdy Creek at about 5:15 p.m.

A woman who went to the home to check on her parents discovered that someone had broken into the house and she saw blood inside.

When she couldn’t find either of her parents, she called 911.

“When deputies arrived and checked the area they made a gruesome discovery, locating two deceased adult bodies on the property,” a post on the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page said.

Detectives said the bodies were that of a man and a woman who both had died from homicidal violence. The victims were identified as Steven P. Shulz and Mina Shulz. Both were 51.

The bodies of the victims were turned over to the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office, which will determine how the victims died.

On Saturday, deputies identified 40-year-old Shaun D. Rose as a suspect. They considered him to be armed and dangerous and believed he has hiding in Pierce County or the Tacoma area.

He was found on Sunday evening and multiple agencies were involved in his arrest, which officers described as a struggle.

Rose was first seen driving a white Buick in Mason County, but he later ditched that car and stole another in Pierce County, before ditching that one in Tacoma.

He then made his way to a gas station on South Tacoma Way where he was arrested.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says Rose will be booked into the Kitsap County Jail on a no-bail felony murder warrant.

Deputies said the investigation is in its early stages and there is much evidence that still needs to be processed.

Anyone who has information about deaths or saw anyone suspicious in the area is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Rice at 360-337-5616 or by email at kcsodetectives@kitsap.gov.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can submit a tip to www.CrimeStoppers.com or by using the P3Tips app.