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BREAKING NEWS: Two More Arrested in Connection with Murder

<i> by Jackie Tsai, KHQ Producer </i>

SPOKANE, WA - Police have arrested two more suspects in connection with the murder of a man found dead in the trunk of his burning car.

Breeanna C. Sims was arrested after detectives followed her to the area of Forker and Bigelow Gulch Roads.  Authorities say she was apparently looking for evidence that had been thrown away after the killing of Cheney resident Nicolas Thoreson.  After the arrest, detectives found and seized two firearms in the area, a pistol and a sawed-off shotgun.  Police believe the pistol is the murder weapon. 

Not long after, her brother Justice E. Sims was arrested when he left his North Spokane apartment.  The apartment had been under surveillance after investigators identified the Sims siblings as suspects in the homocide.

Both Sims were booked into the Spokane County Jail on First-Degree Murder and Second-Degree Arson charges.  They were in the cab when Taylor J. Wolf was arrested.  Detectives questioned them, but let the siblings go because there wasn't enough information to hold them.

Firefighters found Thoreson in the trunk of his burning car about 20 minutes after midnight Wednesday morning.  An autopsy revealed he had been shot in the head.

Taylor J. Wolf was the first suspect to be arrested.  He made his first court appearance yesterday.  Documents that say why he was arrested are still sealed.   The charges are being upped from first degree to second degree murder on Monday.

Right now, police say there are no other known suspects at large.  Authorities also still don't have a motive.

<i>Reporter Gaby Fleischman contributed to this report.</i>

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