Davido Koep, Karen Koep : “Thurston County Couple Found Dead on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Property”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragic Discovery of Bodies on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Property Raises Questions

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The grim discovery of two bodies near Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) on Saturday has left investigators and the community in shock. Authorities believe that the bodies belong to a Thurston County couple, Davido and Karen Koep, who mysteriously vanished in November. Deputies from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a body found near Stedman Road Southeast on JBLM property, and during the investigation, they uncovered a second body.

Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives sadly concluded that the bodies are indeed those of Davido and Karen Koep. The couple’s son, Justice Dutton, expressed gratitude for the support received from those impacted by his parents’ disappearance.

The suspect in this case, an Olympian man in his 40s, was arrested on November 17, just four days after the couple went missing. Prosecutors successfully argued that he posed a flight risk and a danger to the community, leading to his continued detention without bail.

Court documents revealed that the suspect was in the process of being evicted by the Koep couple before their disappearance. He had been residing near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which is adjacent to the location where the bodies were found.

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and assisting agencies have been relentless in their efforts to uncover the truth. The Koep family has expressed their faith in the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorneys to bring the person(s) responsible for this heinous crime to justice.

The investigation into the disappearance and subsequent deaths of Davido and Karen Koep is ongoing. Anyone with information related to the case is urged to contact the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at detectives@co.thurston.wa.us.

This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available. The community mourns the loss of the Koep couple and seeks closure in this tragic ordeal.

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