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Reward increases to $20K for information on unsolved quadruple murder in Kitsap

The reward has increased to $20,000 for information regarding the  quadruple murder that happened in Kitsap County almost exactly a year ago, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. (KOMO News)

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- The reward has increased to $20,000 for information regarding the unsolved quadruple murder that happened in Kitsap County almost exactly a year ago, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

The bodies of Hunter Schaap, 16; Johnathon Higgins, 16; and Christale Careage, 37, were found inside a burned home Jan. 27, 2017, on Tenino Drive near Seabeck.

The human remains of a fourth family member, 43-year-old Johnny Careaga, were found in a burned-out pickup truck in Mason County the following day.

The previous reward offered by Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound was $4,000, but has now increased after an anonymous $16,000 donation, according to the Sheriff's Office. There have been no arrests in the case so far.

In early January of this year, a person of interest - who was earlier shown in a surveillance video released to the public - was identified as Danie Kelly Jr., 39. In the video, he can be seen wearing clothing associated with the Bandidos motorcycle club, said Lt. Jon VanGesen of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson said at a briefing earlier this month that investigators are still working diligently to solve the case, and he urged anyone who has any information - no matter how trivial it may seem - to contact authorities.

If you have information regarding the case, contact Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1.800.222.8477.




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