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Latah County murder suspects captured

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Keagan Tennant (Left) and Matthew McKetta (Right) Keagan Tennant (Left) and Matthew McKetta (Right)
MOSCOW -

UPDATE: Friday, July 21, 2017 3:47 p.m.

Ferry County Sheriff's Office confirms that murder suspects Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta have been captured. 

The two were taken into custody near Kroupa Rd in Ferry County.

Both suspects will be held in the Ferry County Jail pending consideration for local charges and extradition to Idaho.

We'll update this story as soon as we have additional information.

UPDATE: Friday, July 21, 2017 2:00 p.m.

The Ferry County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they have recovered the white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am connected to recent homicide in Latah County. The two teenage suspects, Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta, have been on the run from law enforcement since the body of Timothy Jacob Reeves was discovered earlier this week.

The Sheriff's Office says the car was recovered near Curlew, which is about 4 1/2 hours and 212 miles away from where the murder took place. 

Curlew is just over 10 miles away from the Canadian border. 

So far there has been no sign of the two suspects. The Sheriff's Office says the Border Patrol is assisting in the search for the two suspects. 

We'll update this story as soon as additional information is confirmed. 

UPDATE: Friday, July 21, 2017

The Latah County Sheriff's Office officially identified the 18-year-old boy found murdered earlier this week as Timothy Jacob Reeves from Pullman, Washington. 

The Sheriff's Office also said arrest warrants have been issued for 17-year-old Keagan Tennant and 18-year-old Matthew J. McKetta. 

Charges for Keagan Tennant include: involuntary manslaughter; attempted murder in the first degree; principal to failure to notify coroner or law enforcement of death; conspiracy to commit failure to notify coroner or law enforcement of death; principal to destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence; conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence. All charges are Felonies. Tennant is being charged as an adult based on Idaho Code Section 20-509.

Charges for Matthew McKetta include: principal to failure to notify coroner or law enforcement of death; conspiracy to commit failure to notify coroner or law enforcement of death; principal to destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence; conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence. All charges are Felonies. 

Previous Coverage:

Update: Pullman Police have confirmed that Keagan Tennant is the adopted son of Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant. Pullman Police say that Commander Tennant has not been in regular contact with Keagan, but it actively assisting investigators attempting to locate Keagan so he can be taken into custody. 

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Previous Coverage: The Latah County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for two men in connection to a homicide that happened earlier this week. 

Details are limited on the investigation, but the homicide allegedly took place in a wooded area and not at a home, according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. The paper says the Sheriff told them the victim was a man and was found by law enforcement on Wednesday. The cause of death was determined to be from a gunshot wound. The victim's name has not yet been released. 

A news release put out by the Latah County Sheriff's Office on Thursday says they are looking for two suspects they believed are armed and dangerous. Keagan Tennant and Matthew McKetta may be driving a white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with Idaho license plates IBX8758. Deputies say the car was taken during a carjacking Wednesday night in Moscow. 

The Sheriff's Office urges anyone who may see Tennant and/or McKetta to NOT approach them and call 911 immediately. 

If anyone has information relating to either of these individuals, contact the Latah County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 882-2216.

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