Port Orchard, WA…Based on the investigation and evidence so far, Detectives do not believe these four murders were a random act. The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the human remains found in the burned-out vehicle found in Mason County is that of 43 year old John D. Careaga.
Detectives are continuing to follow up on the many leads received, interviewing subjects and collecting evidence. We have asked for assistance from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Fireams (ATF) and the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab.
In order to maintain the integrity of the case and not compromise the investigation, specific details can’t be released.
This vicious crime of murdering a family, including two teenagers is difficult to comprehend for everyone. Our thoughts go out to our entire community affected by this tragic loss.
Detectives are encouraging the public to continue to call in tips to Detective Lissa Gundrum at 360-337-5669.