After a woman’s beheaded body was discovered floating in a river more than 16 years ago, THREE men have been detained this week.
On January 15, 2006, Shanan Lynn Read’s decomposing body was discovered in a plastic container in Puget Sound. Months later, her skull was found nearby.
Three individuals have been detained in California, Florida, and Pennsylvania after years of investigation work by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement agencies nationwide.
Authorities reported that a fourth suspect in the case passed away later.
Investigators discovered that Read, who was 33 at the time of her death, had died in August 2005.
She was hit in the head with a metal baton in a Seattle apartment, according to authorities, five months before she was found.
The woman later passed away in a cabin in Port Orchard, according to King 5.
She was then covered in chemicals for months to hasten decomposition before the body was dumped, according to investigators.
In his 30 years of employment, Lieutenant Ken Dickins said, “This is one of the more horrific incidents I’ve encountered.”
The death of Read may have been caused, according to police, by stolen money.
Unlawful disposal of human remains was found to be committed by Michael Thomason, who is not a suspect but assisted in disposing of her body.
The four suspects were identified through interviews and by investigating various leads, according to authorities, who claimed the case never formally went cold.
The involvement of every suspect in the activities leading up to Read’s unfortunate murder has been confirmed by investigators over the past ten months.
A 34-year-old male was detained in Riverside, California, a 42-year-old man was detained in Sarasota, Florida, and a 39-year-old guy was detained in Philadelphia on Monday.
According to King 5, all three are being jailed on a $10 million bail due to first-degree murder accusations.
Before they are legally charged, the suspects’ identities will not be released.
According to special agent Jimmy Kilgallen of the United States Coast Guard Investigative Service, “No human being ever deserves to be treated the way this woman was treated.”
“No daughter, no mother, nobody.”