Found: Car of murdered Camano Island woman
CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. -- The car of a Camano Island woman who was found dead beside a bunker that contained guns and ammunition has been found.
The person of interest who authorities believe was driving the car, however, remains at large.
Katherine Cunningham's Honda Civic was found abandoned on Interstate 5 in Yreka, California, just south of the Oregon border. The California Highway Patrol has impounded the car, and it will be sent back to Island County for processing.
Last week, the Island County Sheriff's Office said it believed Jacob Gonzales, named a person of interest in Cunningham's death, was driving the Honda Civic and might be headed to Las Vegas.
The Sheriff's Office reported on Monday that a $1 million warrant has been issued for Gonzales after he was charged with five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of motor vehicle theft.
The Sheriff's Office continues to call him only a person of interest in the murder.
The body of Cunningham was discovered March 3 next to the bunker on a piece of property off Tamarack Lane.
Investigators believe Cunningham was targeted and that her death was not a random act, deputies said. Her death occurred at least several days before her body was discovered, they added.
Gonzales may have been staying in a trailer on the Tamarack Lane property with Cunningham or used a nearby trailer to store supplies, Island County Sheriff Mark Brown told KOMO News. Brown said he believes a couple of people looking to possibly buy the property found Cunningham's body near the bunker.
Gonzales, 34, is described as a 5 foot, 9 inch Hispanic man who weighs 150 pounds and has black hair with hazel eyes.