civic affairs

Sheriff’s Office detectives arrest suspect in 1987 double homicide and seek information from public

Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook with the van they drove to the United States, a bronze 1977 Ford Club wagon. Photo courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives from the Snohomish County and Skagit County Sheriff’s Offices arrested 55 year-old Seatac resident Earl Talbott II for the November 1987 murder of 20 year-old Jay Cook and 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg on Wednesday, May 17th.

Because of this arrest, detectives are asking for people to come forward with information regarding the suspect.

House fire south of Mill Creek displaces family of three and their four dogs

Interior fire damage. Photo courtesy of Fire District 7.

Fire District 7’s quick fire attack saved additional homes from being damaged by a quickly spreading house fire south of Mill Creek on Wednesday afternoon, May 9, 2018.

The one family member who was home and the family's four dogs were able to get out of the home before firefighters arrived.