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October 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Teens sought in Okanogan homicide arrested in Oregon

Update at 4:31 p.m.:

The Associated Press

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan County sheriff’s office says two 16-year-olds sought in the death of a man whose body was found Sunday evening have been located south of Eugene, Ore.

Sheriff Frank Rogers said Oregon authorities advised Monday afternoon that they had the teens in custody in connection with the stolen pickup they were driving. The truck was reported missing from the homicide scene at the Riverside, Wash., home of 39-year-old Patrick M. Alltus.

The sheriff said there was evidence of a lot of violence at the home.

It’s not yet known when Alltus was killed, but Rogers says the teens had a contact last Wednesday with law enforcement in Oregon.

Okanogan County sheriff’s detectives headed to Oregon.

Deputies and Washington State Patrol Crime Lab technicians are processing the murder scene.

Original post:

The Spokesman-Review

Authorities in Okanogan County are looking for two teenagers they believe to be armed after a man was found dead in his home late Sunday, according to a news release.

Patrick M. Alltus, 39, of Riverside, was found dead  around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. Officials are not releasing the cause of death, but in a news release Rogers said there was evidence of “a lot of violence at the scene.”

Police are looking for Parker M. Bachtold, 15, and Shalin E. Alltus, 15, who lived at the home where Patrick Alltus was found, Rogers said. Bachtold is described as 6 feet tall, 220 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. Shalin Alltus stands just over 5 feet tall and weighs 125 pounds, with green eyes and multicolored hair, the sheriff said.

The two may be armed with a shotgun and a pistol, according to the news release. They were contacted by law enforcement in Oregon on Wednesday, Rogers said. They are believed to be driving a gray 2004 Ford F-250 pickup, Washington state license plate number C90793A.

Those who believe they may have seen the two teens are asked to call local law enforcement or the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 422-7232.

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