Homicide suspect arrested in Woodland
Monday, June 20, 2011
WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A man wanted for investigation of homicide in Seattle was arrested early Tuesday in Woodland after a manhunt.
Police from several southwest Washington departments, Cowlitz County deputies and state troopers began searching Monday night after a stolen car was found. They alerted residents with reverse 911 phone calls.
About 4:30 a.m. a citizen who had been alerted by a call reported seeing a man who matched the description of the suspect. Officers closed in and arrested the man, Mussie E. Weldeyohhanes, near Horseshoe Lake Park in Woodland.
Police had been looking for the 43-year-old since Sunday when he disappeared from a Seattle house where a 25-year-old woman was found dead.