Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude

Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude

Cars of missing Arlington-area couple believed found

ARLINGTON — Vehicles believed to be owned by a missing Arlington-area couple were found down an embankment in a remote area near Oso on Thursday, but there is still no word on the pair’s whereabouts.

Patrick Shunn, 45, and his wife, Monique Patenaude, 46, were last seen Monday. It is “very unusual” for them not to be in contact with family, said Shari Ireton, spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

A Jeep and a Land Rover that match those owned by the couple were spotted by crews on SnoHAWK10, the county’s search-and-rescue helicopter in a wooded area near Oso, the sheriff’s office announced Thursday evening.

“Detectives have not yet been able to search the vehicles,” Ireton said. “Both vehicles appear to have gone over an embankment and are located in the same general area of each other.”

Police on Thursday searched the couple’s property for clues. Their home is at the east end of Whitman Road, between Arlington and Darrington.

The couple were scheduled to be in court last week for a hearing regarding an ongoing land dispute with a neighbor. The hearing was later rescheduled for May.

Anyone who has information about the missing pair is asked to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 425-388-3845.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the disappearance, Ireton said Thursday.

“We don’t have a suspect or a person of interest at this point,” she said.

Talk to us

More in Local News

A woman was struck by a car while crossing HIghway 99 on Dec. 2, 2021. (Lynnwood Police Department)
Woman charged in Highway 99 death of Lynnwood pedestrian, 72

Prosecutors allege Tachelle Thomas was under the influence of THC when she hit and killed Fozieh Shirdelhefzabad, 72, in 2020.

vote
Election season about to get real as candidate filing begins

It will be an intriguing year in Snohomish County politics, as retirements open seats and redistricting stirs competition.

Nonprofit offers free mental wellness event for local teens

The Saturday gathering at EvCC, sponsored by Leadership Launch, is for teens in eighth grade through college.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office released this redacted photo of a suspect in connection with a shooting after he was taken into custody Monday. (Snohomish County Sheriff)
1 shot, 1 arrested after gunfire on 164th south of Everett

Sheriff’s deputies were investigating what led to the shooting around 11:40 a.m. near I-5.

A fatal accident the afternoon of Dec. 18 near Clinton ended with one of the cars involved bursting into flames. The driver of the fully engulfed car was outside of the vehicle by the time first responders arrived at the scene. (Whidbey News-Times/Submitted photo)
Lynnwood woman accused of killing 2 in 2021 Whidbey crash

A judge found probable cause existed to believe Danielle C. Cruz committed vehicular homicide in December.

Water heaters that are not up to code are visible from the hallway on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Even after housing ‘nightmare,’ new tenants pay more at Grand Apartments

Dimension, a real estate company, bullied longtime tenants and ignored urgent requests for repairs, former residents said.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Mukilteo in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
Mukilteo man missing for over 24 hours found dead

Kook Byung Choi, 84, was found in woods near where he went missing in Mukilteo.

Everett
‘Prepper’ arrested in Everett after grenade, explosives found

The suspect was described as “anti-government,” police wrote. He remained in custody Monday.

Justin Blasko
Report on Monroe superintendent’s conduct delivered to school board

Employees accused Justin Blasko of fomenting a hostile workplace. Findings won’t be public for about two weeks or longer.

Most Read