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For Immediate Release

October 4, 2017 Western District of Washington; 253-302-8616
USMS Office of Public Affairs; (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrest Homicide Suspect
SEATTLE, WA – Today, the Western District of Washington, U.S. Marshals-led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force arrested homicide suspect Abel Linares-Montejo,19, in Auburn, Washington.

Linares-Montejo was allegedly involved in a shooting that resulted in a homicide on Sept. 19 in West Seattle.

During the fugitive investigation, deputies discovered Linares-Montejo’s possible association with a man who lived in a mobile home park in Auburn. After locating the mobile home, deputies observed occupants within the home and were able to identify Linares-Montejo. The residence was surrounded by the task force and the occupants were called out of the home. Linares-Montejo was arrested without incident and will be booked into King County Jail.

The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of deputy U.S. Marshals from the Western District of Washington, and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Since its creation in 2010, the PNVOTF has arrested well over 13,978 violent fugitives. Of those arrested, various offenses include homicide; failure to register as a sex offender; sex crimes; firearms; and federal probation violations. The United States Marshals Service is also the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives, and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.


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