EVERETT, Wash. – The son of a woman found dead last week is now a suspect in her murder along with his girlfriend, Everett Police said Tuesday. Police also say the son’s father is missing and the pair may be involved in the disappearance of a teenager in Oregon.
The body of Leslie Pedersen, 69, was found in her south Everett mobile home last Wednesday. She had been stabbed to death.
Police say they have probable cause to arrest David Joseph Pedersen, 31, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 24, for first degree murder. Both are considered armed and dangerous.
Detectives are also trying to find David Jones Pederson, who is the suspect’s father. He hasn’t been seen since Monday, Sept. 26, and is considered to be “endangered.”
Police say potential evidence also links the suspects to a missing person’s case in Oregon and they may be driving the victim’s car.
Yamhill County authorities said 19-year-old Cody Faye Myers of Lafayette was reported missing by family members on Sunday after he failed to return from a jazz festival in Newport on Saturday. His family said his cell phone quit receiving calls a short time later.
Deputies said Myers' car was spotted on a Salem gas station surveillance camera being driven by a woman with an unidentified male in the passenger seat. Myers was not visible in the car.
"We are very, very concerned for the safety of this young man and view him as endangered," Captain Ken Summers said.
Myers’ vehicle is a white 1999 Plymouth Breeze 4-door with a sticker bearing the word "Espresso.” It has Oregon license number 025 CCH.
Before that, it was believed Pedersen and Grigsby were driving a black 2010 Jeep Patriot with Washington license number ABZ7996. The front plate had been replaced with a U.S. Marine Corp plate.
David Joseph Pedersen is white, 5-feet 10-inches tall, 165 pounds with hazel eyes and red hair. He has extensive tattooing on his upper torso, arms and neck. He also has a tattoo on his left cheek.
Grigsby is white, 5-feet 7-inches tall, 160 pounds with light brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone who has seen the suspects or the vehicles involved are asked to call 911.