A Kent man wanted in connection with the 1993 execution-style slaying of two Navy sailors in southern California was arrested today as he headed to work.
The 34-year-old man, who lived with his family and worked in Kent, was taken into custody without incident, the Kent Police Department reported.
Work by the San Diego Police Department’s cold case squad and Kent police detectives led to today’s arrest. San Diego police reopened their slaying of two sailors and identified the Kent man as a suspect, Kent police reported.
The California investigators contacted Kent police in February. The Kent investigators followed up on information on the suspect’s whereabouts and found him living in the Panther Lake area, police reported.
Kent detectives monitored the man’s movements. Once his identity was confirmed, San Diego investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest.
San Diego police, investigators from the Naval Criminal Investigations Service and Kent police arrested the man this morning as he left for work. He is expected to make a court appearance this afternoon. He faces extradition to California to face murder charges.