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The suspect, Robert Studer, is believed to have murdered his 42-year-old nephew in a SeaTac business park Thursday afternoon.

Manhunt underway for suspect who shot and killed his nephew in SeaTac

The sheriff’s office released details and pictures late Thursday night of the killer uncle

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in tracking down Robert Studer, 68, a man they believe murdered his nephew late Thursday afternoon. Details and a press release were sent out late Thursday night by the Sheriff’s Office.

At 5:15 p.m. SeaTac police received reports of a disturbance in a business park on the 18900 block of 16 Ave. S. When they arrived they found a 42-year-old man who had been shot in the head multiple times inside one of the businesses.

The man was taken to Harbor View and pronounced dead upon arrival.
Officers quickly surmised that their main suspect is Studer, the victim’s uncle. K-9 units and the Guardian One helicopter were deployed in the area around the business park but were unable to locate the suspect.
Details of the investigation or how Studer was identified as the suspect have not yet been released. The investigation is just beginning with details to be released over the next few days.

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