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Bones Found On Rural Property Near Newport, Informants Report Three Possible Murders

NEWPORT, Wash. -

A bag of bones and a bloody blanket were recovered from a rural property south of Newport earlier this month, after informants told investigators about three potential murders at the site.

A Washington State Patrol spokesperson told KHQ's Kelsey Watts the bones are not believed to be human, however they will be sent to a lab for analysis and the bloody blanket will be tested for DNA just to be sure. Investigators report there are no missing persons cases in the surrounding area, but that does not rule out people from outside of Washington.

The discovery comes nearly two months after two local SWAT teams and other law enforcement agencies raided the property on Enchanted Forest Lane. Detectives recovered several stolen cars, meth, cash and evidence of a marijuana grow operation.

Brothers Randall and Robert Todd are affiliated with the property and both were taken to the Pend Oreille County Jail on several charges, but bonded out shortly thereafter.

In early July, an informant told police about "a female with blonde hair that was covered in blood" who was shoved into a car on the property by Randall Todd "and buried under other vehicles and dirt."

Another witness told police he saw Randall Todd shoot a man in the leg for bringing a woman to a meth deal. He then saw Todd smash the woman's head into the wall until she was unconscious, then he "tied up and gagged" her.

That same informant also told police that Randall shot two men in the chest who came over to buy meth – he believed both shots were fatal. The witness also reported Randall said he would pay money if the witness could help him "drag these bodies out and bury them."

Those allegations launched another search warrant of the 20-acre property to be served on July 17th alongside cadaver dogs, however WSP says no bodies were actually found. However, the bag of bones and bloodied blanket were – along with more stolen property.

Right now, the Todd brothers are not facing any charges related to potential homicide(s). They will both be back in Pend Orielle County Court on stolen car and drug charges later this summer, and WSP reports they are also facing new charges based on the stolen property that was most recently recovered.

 

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