Police search Issaquah home for man linked to North Bend murders

April 25, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10:30 a.m. April 25, 2012

Police searched a home in Issaquah’s Summerhill Village neighborhood Monday for a man linked to a pair of North Bend murders.

Peter A. Keller

King County Sheriff’s Office investigators searched a condominium in the 23000 block of Summer Hill Lane, agency spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said.

(The neighborhood is on the Sammamish Plateau near the intersection of Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road and 238th Avenue Southeast.)

The occupant, a relative of the North Bend family, asked for police to search the home for Peter A. Keller, West added. The occupant had been out of town during the murders, and believed Keller could be hiding inside the Issaquah home.

Police did not locate Keller at the home, and the search continues.

The sheriff’s office identified Keller, 41, as a person of interest in the shooting deaths of Lynnettee Keller, 41, and Kaylene Keller, 18, at the family’s rural North Bend home.

Lynnettee Keller and Kaylene Keller suffered gunshot wounds to the head.

Eastside Fire & Rescue responded to the house early Sunday after neighbors reported smoke emanating from the structure. Firefighters discovered the slain women inside, plus seven gasoline cans scattered throughout the house containing varying amounts of gasoline.

Investigators said Keller is a frequent hiker on trails along the Interstate 90 corridor. On Tuesday, police asked for information about a red Toyota pickup often parked at trailheads in East King County.

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