Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by bessie, Jan 29, 2017.
Gottcha. I’ll check those out next time I am in Bremerton.
I was in Kitsap County shortly after this happened. The locals were talking about it and that was how I found out about it. Every now and then I have to do a Google search or check here for updates. I was hoping there would have been an arrest by now.
As clearcut as this case seemed to be initially, I guess it is so much more complicated and multi-leveled than I could imagine. There are crimes that I have followed here that have such winding paths of involvement they leave me confused and make my brain collapse. Kyron’s disappearance, and the Billings murders in FL have been so hard for me to follow, with so many suspicious and sketchy people in the narrative. That’s when I realize I am not intelligent enough to be in LE. A wannabe armchair detective is the best I could hope for. This case has me frustrated and stymied. I pray the authorities who are investigating this case can keep their focus on bringing justice to this family no matter what it takes.
I just learned of this case from Brainscratch. Hopping and praying for justice for the victims and all who loved them SOON!
Oh, Mitten, thank u so much for posting that video. I just now finished watching it and Hunter’s 911 call broke me. I pray this case is solved soon. So very, very sad.
I thought there would have been an arrest by now, but I don’t see any updates info.
I'd bet money on some kind of turf/business dispute since it's been established that John Careaga was involved in the drug trade. Biker gangs control the drug trade in rural areas of Western WA. That's who I would start questioning, especially if the POI is associated with them. Their president Jeff Pike was just sentenced to life in prison last year for multiple murder conspiracies and racketeering among other charges. The Bandidos are not Microsoft weekend Harley enthusiasts, they can be every bit as organized brutal as any Mexican cartels, urban gangs etc.
Washington's Most Wanted
January 27th will mark 3 years since the Careaga family was murdered in Kitsap County. There is a $20,000 reward being offered for tips to solve this case. If you have any information, you can remain anonymous. Send a tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound via the P3 Tips App on your smartphone or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit it at www.P3Tips.com.
I watch many of John Lordan's videos but I didn't know he did one on this case. I'm glad I watched it as I did not know LE had a person of interest.
KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. — Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office detectives, along with the FBI said Thursday evening that members and associates of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club were directly involved in the murders of the Careaga family Jan. 27, 2017 in Seabeck.
Bandidos Motorcycle Club ‘directly involved’ in murders of Careaga family, investigators say
I can't believe that it was 3 years ago. I was in the area a month after it happened and after attending a meeting some locals were talking about it. That was when I first heard about it. It shocked a lot of folks in that area.
A recent report about yet another nasty sounding case:
Five things to know about the Careaga murders
This murder is so frightening. This is from your link jaejae...quote feature won’t work for me.
“The sheriff's office said on Jan. 23, 2020, that investigators believe another location was used to hide Johnny Careaga during his kidnapping and murder before his body was discovered the following day.”
So John was kept alive for a while after the other murders. I don’t want to think about that and what he went thru. And my heart breaks whenever I think about the 911 call.....
View Milo Wright's Obituary on kitsapsun.com and share memories
Long time Bandito member in the area just passed, they had the funeral Saturday, January 25th and the original plan was to gather at "the Garage" for drinks afterward. The Garage is located across the street from Juanitos, the taco shop that Careaga owned and his family still operates. That was ultimately moved after The Garage decided not to host, but Banditos were out and about within the area. The Kitsap Sun is posting new articles everyday, they seem to be targeting people that may be in the area for the funeral or ones that may be more likely to speak now that Milo is gone. Today's article
The community is on edge, hoping for a resolution soon.
I would also like to make a quick note that John Careaga's body was found is an area between Tahuya, where Milo lived, and Lake Tahuyeh, where the Careaga's lived. This area straddles the Kitsap/Mason County lines and is very rural, mostly DNR land and scattered homes.
Some really interesting comments on The Kitsap Sun's FB page article: Kitsap Sun
End of this month will be 4 years. Have not seen updates on this perplexing case.
I was in the area about 2 weeks after it happened and learned of the murders from locals in the area. I'm surprised LE is no farther along with this after almost 4 years.
Bumping this up because I've been thinking of it. A former colleague's son played football with Hunter at NK.