Bunker of man accused in North Bend killings found
Friday, April 27, 2012
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) -- King County deputies say they have found the deep woods bunker of a gun-toting survivalist suspected of killing his wife and daughter and holing up for days in the Cascade foothills east of Seattle.
Sgt. Cindy West says authorities have pumped gas inside the bunker and will find out soon if anyone is inside.
Court documents described 41-year-old Peter A. Keller as a man who collected guns and was stockpiling supplies in the woods. He was described as a loner with a survivalist mentality.
Keller had not been seen since a Sunday fire at his home near North Bend where the bodies of his wife and daughter were found shot to death.
An arrest warrant issued Wednesday for Keller accused him of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson.