ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Peter Keller is presumed dead inside his North Bend,Washington bunker. Peter Keller is believed to have died after SWAT officials detonated explosions around Keller’s bunker Saturday. Officials tell news that a body has been found in the bunker; they believe it is Keller’s remains.
Saturday began with local police continuing communications with Peter Keller. But those negotiation efforts may have broken down. Keller, 41, is believed to have spent nearly eight years creating the bunker. Keller retreated to the bunker after his wife and daughter were found murdered last weekend.
Peter Keller’s negotiation situation, however, changed after SWAT officials sent negotiators by helicopter to the site Friday. The bunker was located in the Cascade Mountain near Rattlesnake Ridge.
Officials tell news Saturday that they spent nearly seven hours yesterday trying to get to the unusually located bunker. Many of the officers on foot suffered injuries trying to get to the site. King County Sheriff Steve Strachan told news that the bunker’s design was exceptionally elaborate, with multiple entrances and several exits.
Police confirmed that Kaylene Keller and Lynnettee Keller were murderedlast week in their home. The two allegedly suffered gunshots at closerange to their head. Keller last week was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and a single count of arson.
Earlier today, SWAT officials detonated explosions around the bunker. Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West, the department spokeswoman, tells news that gas was lodged into the bunker as well. Local news is reporting that a body was found in the bunker moments ago. Officials believe the body is of Peter Keller. _ Source
The police have been on the hunt for Peter Keller since last Sunday after his house was set a blaze with his wife and daughter inside. A bunker has been found in the hills of North Bend that is suspected to be housing the man. The SWAT team just recently fired off explosives inside the bunker but only the roof was partially breached. For more information on this developing story click here.