Suspect wanted in Skagit County man’s murder now in custody

James Kelly is described as white, 31 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 150 pounds with blond hair and green eyes.

SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. — The search for James Kelly, the suspect in the murder of a 44-year-old Marblemount man, is over.

After a long investigation, deputies with the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office said the 31-year-old Concrete man was found and taken into custody.

Kelly is wanted in the disappearance of 44-year-old Justin Spaeth, who was reported missing on or around Feb. 28.

Investigators developed information that led them to believe Spaeth was murdered by Kelly.

Rose Adams said she knew Spaeth, and had spoken to him in a phone call on Feb. 26.

She said Spaeth was worried that he was going to be robbed by Kelly, and had told a deputy about the situation.

“And the following day he went missing,” Adams said.