A Washington man was found buried in concrete, and his fugitive wife and her two sons have been apprehended in connection to his murder last year.
U.S. Marshals took Brenda Rasmussen, 55, Danny Jones, 34, and Andrew Jones, 31, into custody in Arizona on Feb. 7 after warrants were issued in December charging them with rendering criminal assistance under first-degree murder, KNXV-TV reported.
Jerry Rasmussen, 65, was last seen alive in September and his wife reported him missing to police in Stevens County, Washington, at the end of the month. According to investigators, Brenda Rasmussen claimed she and her husband had been arguing and she hadn't heard from him after he left weeks earlier.
On Nov. 12, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant and conducted a search of the Rasmussens’ property using a cadaver dog, which alerted to possible remains at a shed.
On Dec. 7, investigators obtained a second warrant and removed the newly installed shed and located the victim’s body encased in concrete, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported. According to investigators, he died from a gunshot wound to the head.
After the grisly discovery, authorities began searching for Rasmussen and her sons, who had since fled the state, according to KNXV-TV.
The U.S. Marshal Service received a tip on Jan. 28 that the three could be hiding out in Mohave County, Arizona. Deputies located the suspects and began surveilling them before obtaining warrants and arresting them over a week later.
Rasmussen and the Jones brothers were being held at Mohave County Detention Center awaiting extradition.