UPDATE: King County Sheriff Urquhart Provides More Details on Renton Slayings
King County Sheriff John Urquhart held a press conference Monday (March 11), releasing new information about the Fairwood double homicide that occurred this weekend:
Urquhart said that suspect Michael (Chadd) Boysen was released from the Monroe Correctional Facility on Friday. Boysen’s grandparents picked him up at the prison and drove him around running errands, including getting him a Washington I.D. card.
On Friday night family members had a gathering at the Fairwood house celebrating Boysen’s release. Boysen was to spend the night at the Fairwood house with his grandparents and spend the next night at another relative’s house.
Family members left the house after the gathering and received a text from Boysen’s grandmother thanking them for attending the function.
On Saturday a relative arrived at the house around noon to pick Boysen up. No one answered the door. After repeated attempts to contact Boysen and the grandparents via phone, Boysen’s mother drove to the house and used a key to enter. Once inside she found the bodies of her parents.
During the investigation detectives received information that Boysen had previously talked about killing his grandparents and getting guns and killing authority figures. Detectives said Boysen had done internet searches looking for “gun shows” sometime just before or after he killed his grandparents.
“We need to do everything we can to get this man off the street as soon as possible,” said Sheriff John Urquhart. “His threats against authority figures make him very dangerous and unpredictable.”
Detectives are not saying how the grandparents were killed. They would say that a gun was not used but the deaths were violent.