LAKE STEVENS — Snohomish County sheriff’s found someone with a knife that could help them in a murder case.
Detectives had been seeking someone with a Performance Tool Northwest Trail One-Handed Knife that went out of production in 2011. That model of knife was used in the stabbing death of Phillipa Evans-Lopez in Lake Stevens in 2013. Prosecutors don’t want to use the actual knife for forensic tests.
Shari Ireton, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman, said Thursday morning that someone offered to loan them that model of knife.
Detectives also had sent out a bulletin Wednesday morning, asking for help finding Kevin Patrick Hanrahan, 52. Hours later the sheriff’s office announced he’d been taken into custody. Deputies believe Hanrahan has key information in the case against Garver.