SKOKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Police are searching for two people accused of kidnapping and murdering a woman and dumping her body near Lake Cushman in Mason County.
The Sheriff’s Office received a call Oct. 2 about a body near Highway 119. The woman was identified as Rachell Rene Roberts after an autopsy on Oct. 5.
Roberts was assaulted, and the medical examiner found evidence of suffocation. Law enforcement are still working to determine where Roberts was killed, but detectives do not believe the crime happened where she was found.
Police believe one of the suspects rented a U-Haul van and used it to take Roberts’ body to the dump site. The U-Haul was found near the body.
The sheriff’s office has requested arrest warrants for kidnapping and murder for two suspects: 37-year-old Mathew Collett and 28-year-old Kylie Craig.