Body found in bunker believed to be that of survivalist murder suspect Peter Keller
By msnbc.com staff and news services
April 28, 2012
Updated at 4:42 p.m. ET: NORTH BEND, Wash. — Law officers hunting for a self-trained survivalist suspected of killing his wife and daughter on Saturday found a body inside elaborate, underground bunker in the woods of Washington state where he was thought to have been hiding.
Authorities used explosives Saturday morning to blow the roof off the heavily fortified bunker and gain access. They said the body found inside was believed to be that of Peter Keller, who has been on the run since Sunday.
“Once inside deputies discovered a body which they said appeared to be Keller, and it appeared as though he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the King County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
A gun and some blood were found near the body, The Seattle Times reported.