News Development in Harps Murder Case
posted by January 16 at 20:48 PMon
The police have a “person of interest” in custody. The Seattle Times has the story:
The 29-year-old prison parolee has been in custody since Jan. 4 when he was picked up by the state Department of Corrections (DOC) for allegedly violating the terms of his community custody, this state’s version of parole. He was questioned that night by Seattle police because he resembles a sketch of the man seen leaving the scene where Shannon Harps was slain, the source said.
The man was booked in the King County Jail on Jan. 5, stemming from an allegation that he had been drinking on New Year’s Eve. The terms of his prison release forbid him from drinking alcohol, according to corrections officials.
Police are awaiting the results of DNA testing to determine whether the man is connected to Harps’ slaying, the source said. Assistant Police Chief Nick Metz declined to confirm or deny that the man is a person of interest. He said the case is still under investigation….
The Seattle man has a criminal history in Washington state and in Florida. He was convicted of felony harassment in King County in 2004.