BREAKING NEWS: Detectives Seek Possible Killer’s CarAugust 11th, 2006 by josh farley
Kitsap County Sheriff’s Detectives believe they’ve identified a car that belongs to a suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old Central Kitsap man, and are asking for the public’s help in finding it.
John Falani Taueli was shot in Redwood Plaza on Riddell Road,
near the Bremerton
city limits, at about 2 a.m. Saturday. He died after medics rushed to airlift him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The detectives haven’t identified any suspects, but after extensive interviews and evidence collection, they believe the killer or killers may have been driving a white mid-to-late 1980s full-size sedan, with undersized, chrome wire-spoke wheels and whitewall tires, according to the sheriff’s office. They are uncertain of the exact make and model of the car.
Taueli, who lived near the Fairgrounds and worked for his father as a landscaper, was shot three times. It isn’t known whether the car was used by the possible shooting suspects at the scene or elsewhere.
Detectives would like assistance from public in finding the car, whether seen recently or “information about such a vehicle from the past, such as known previous owners,” according to a sheriff’s office release.
They’re also urging anyone in the area of Redwood Plaza the night of Taueli’s death to come forward with information.
If you have information, you can call Detective Roger Howerton, at (360) 337-5611 or Detective Chad Birkenfeld at (360) 337-5619. The sheriff’s office detective’s general line is (360) 337-7111.
Residents can also always call 911 with information as well, sheriff’s deputies said.