Suspect in horrific double murder of beloved Kitsap County couple arrested in Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. – Sheriff’s detectives say the suspect wanted in a Kitsap County double homicide was arrested in Tacoma on Sunday night.
Shaun D. Rose, 40, is accused of killing Steven and Mina Shulz, both 51. The couple were found dead near their home on Shady Glen Avenue in Olalla.
Steve and Mina Shulz found murdered at their home in Olalla
Detectives from the Kitsap Sheriff’s Office discovered the bodies after their daughter drove to the family home and found signs of forced entry and a trail of blood.
“Imagine your child coming in to check on you and finding this kind of scene,” Lt. Ken Dickinson said Friday.
Detectives said tipsters had a number of law enforcement agencies working together on Sunday, including Kitsap County Deputies Mason and Pierce as well as Tacoma police.
Earlier today, family and friends spoke with FOX 13 News. Dwaine Weyland, the couple’s best friend, said they were about 30 days away from opening East 2 West Brewery – a dream the couple had had for several years after growing their side brewery business and winning awards. price for his beer.
“It’s just insane,” Weyland said. “They deserved a chance to make their dream come true. They deserved a chance to move on with their lives because all they did was contribute to the good of the world.”
Weyland, a childhood friend of Steve’s who reconnected several years ago, said the pair are still helping people in the community. Steve Shulz served in the Air Force, where he met Mina. The couple have been married for 30 years.
According to investigators, there is no clear sign of a connection between Rose and the Shulz. It is unknown what led Rose to the Shulz home.
Rose has a history of car theft, burglary, robbery and drug use according to investigators.
He was due to appear in court earlier this month after being released on bail on burglary charges. He never showed up for his preliminary hearing.
Rose is incarcerated in Kitsap County Jail.