UPDATE: Robert Leroy Studer, wanted for murder, captured in California


UPDATE MARCH 29, 2015: Robert Leroy Studer, 68, wanted as a suspect in the shooting death of his 42 year old nephew in Seatac on Thursday, was captured in California.

Police say that Studer was taken into custody after an eight-hour standoff Saturday in Taft, CA, located near Bakersfield, just before Noon.


King County Sheriff’s detectives are actively looking for 68-year old Robert Leroy Studer as the suspect in the shooting death of his 42 year old nephew in Seatac on Thursday.

Studer is considered armed and dangerous; he is 5’11, 240 lbs, grey hair and green eyes. He is possibly driving a white 2015 Chevy 12 passenger van with Arizona license plates “NFLHAWK”. CBEzvGOVIAAAnwa.jpg-large If anyone knows the whereabouts of Robert Studer or recognizes the associated van, they are urged to immediately call 911. At about 5:15 p.m. on Thursday (March 26), SeaTac Police were called to a business park in the 18900 block of 16th Ave S. for an unknown type disturbance. When they arrived they found the victim inside a business with apparent gunshot wounds to the head. The victim was transported by medics to Harborview Medical Center and pronounced dead. Seatac Police, Burien Police, Sheriff’s Deputies, K9 units, and King County’s Guardian One all searched the large business park but did not locate a suspect. Detectives quickly identified Robert Leroy Studer as the suspect and are seeking the public’s help in trying to locate him. Investigation in to what lead up to the shooting is on-going. Here are some relevant Tweets:

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