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Skagit County

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.