On Sunday afternoon, May 29, 2023, three of seven escaped juveniles were caught in Burien and are in custody, the King County Sheriff’s Office announced.

Police say they received a 911 call from the center early Sunday morning, and after arriving, officers were told that seven teens ranging in ages from 15 to 17 had assaulted a staff member, stole a vehicle, and escaped.

Police said the teens were in custody for the following charges:

  • Diego Torres-Topete – Robbery and possession of a firearm
  • Daniel D. Navarro – Assault and possession of a firearm
  • Jessy J.L. Krikorian Jr. – Murder and assault
  • Timothy G. Hernandez-Ebanks – Murder and possession of a firearm
  • Ramon P. Chavez Jr. – Assault and robbery

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s office Major Crimes Unit (MCU), seek the public’s help in locating the individuals pictured below following Saturday’s escape from the Echo Glen Children’s Center.

“It is because of the concern for the safety and wellbeing of the public that this information is being disseminated,” police said. “The whereabouts of the individuals above remain unknown.”

Police add that a white 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was taken during this incident, and was recovered in Vancouver, WA.

UPDATE May 30, 2023: The remaining four juveniles were captured by Clark County Sheriff’s Offfice overnight, and are now in custody.

“Thank you to @ClarkCoSheriff,” KCSO said. “The investigation into the events surrounding the escape of the seven juveniles is still ongoing and active.”

If anyone has information on the location of the juveniles, they are asked to call 911 or the King County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at (206) 296-3311.

Tips can also be emailed to MCUtips@kingcounty.gov or made anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound via P3Tips.com or using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device.

“However, these email accounts are not monitored 24/7, so please call 911 or (206) 296-3311 with urgent information,” police said.

The investigation continues in the search for the other four.

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