Newest from the King County Sheriff’s Office:
“Police are asking people that regularly hike trails in the I-90 corridor area to call police if in they remember seeing a red Toyota pickup routinely parked at any trailhead in the last year.
Peter A. Keller, a “person of interest” in the double homicide that occurred Sunday morning near North Bend, is known to be an avid hiker. Police were told that 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 Sergeant Cindi West, spokesperson for the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Police also said that he occasionally took his mountain bike with him and recently had been seen hiking with a “very large backpack.”
If you remember seeing this truck parked at any trailhead in the last year, please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 or 911.”
Today, the King County Medical Examiner identified the victims as 41-year-old Lynnette Keller and 18-year-old Kaylene Keller. Peter Keller has been unaccounted for since Sunday morning.
A local resident also reported on a Snoqualmie Valley Yahoo Group that a King County Sheriff’s Deputy said he would personally not go hiking or biking in the woods from Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend, up to Snoqualmie Pass until they find Keller. He is an avid outdoorsman and guns were missing from the home he shared with his wife and daughter.
One local hiker shares this advice, “Keller likely would find a place away from foot traffic to camp, but he may use trails to move from place to place. If you should observe what seems to be a remote campsite please use caution as he may be armed and irrational. Report its location to police as early spring mountain camps are rare in April.”