Man seen fleeing Okanogan property where couple were found dead


OKANOGAN CO., Wash. – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a dangerous gunman who allegedly killed two people earlier this week.

Authorities do not know his name, but said he was last seen wearing an older green camouflage jacket and dark pants.

The man allegedly killed Dave Covey, 80, and Gerlyn Covey, 66, on their property near Nealy Rd.

The sheriff’s office said they were sent to the property on Tuesday for a wellness check when the Coveys’ family could not reach them.

MPs previously responded to a report of a vehicle left at their doorstep on Sunday. The vehicle was determined to belong to the Coveys.

When deputies arrived at the property on Tuesday, they contacted family members who were unable to locate the couple. The case was turned into a missing person investigation and a team of 15 volunteers began searching for them.

Deputies found their bodies on their property on Wednesday evening.

Twice during their search, deputies saw a man running away, but they had no probable cause to arrest him at the time.

He was seen fleeing a cabin on the property where items belonging to the Coveys and their dogs were found.

Anyone who sees a man matching the above description is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

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