BY SARA GENTZLER (10-9-20), Mason Co, WA. —
Mason County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man and woman suspected of kidnapping and murdering a woman whose body was found earlier this month.
On Oct. 2, deputies responded to a call of a body found in the Lake Cushman area, off U.S. Forest Service Road 24 near Highway 119, according to a department news release. The woman was identified as Rachell Rene Roberts after an autopsy on Oct. 5, according to KING TV.
“It was apparent from the evidence at the scene that this was a homicide,” the news release reads.
She had been assaulted, according to the release, and a medical examiner found signs of suffocation.
Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, and the FBI have been investigating the homicide, according to the release, and the Sheriff’s Office ultimately requested arrest warrants for two people on charges of murder and kidnapping.
The news release describes Collett as a white man who’s 5-feet, 9-inches tall and 180 pounds and bald with blue eyes. It describes Craig as 5-feet-3-inches tall and 180 pounds with brown eyes and “brownish/blond hair.”
They’re associated with a red 2013 Hyundai Elantra with a Washington license plate number of BTX1364.
Law enforcement are still working to determine where Roberts was killed, but detectives do not believe the crime happened where Roberts was found, Mason County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy of Investigations Jason Dracobly told The Associated Press. He said police believe there was a connection between Roberts and the suspects, but they haven’t identified it yet.
Anyone with information on the suspects’ location is requested to call 911, Crime Stoppers of South Sound at 800-222-TIPS, or Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 360-427-9670. Information also can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheriff’s Office advises the public not to confront the suspects, as they’re considered armed and dangerous.
2 suspects wanted for Rachell’s murder are in custody
by Rolf Boone (10-11-20)
A man and woman have been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found near Lake Cushman early this month, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday morning.
The two suspects, Mathew Collett, 37, and Kylie Kadeen Craig, 28, were found and arrested in the northern California’s Humboldt County.
“Due to the nature of this investigation, we cannot release any additional information at this time,” the Sheriff’s Office said in its announcement.
Collett and Craig were wanted for the kidnapping and murder of Rachell Rene Roberts, whose body was found this month near Lake Cushman in Mason County. Roberts’ body was discovered off U.S. Forest Service Road 24 near Highway 119 on Oct. 2.