UPDATE: Boysen Captured: Suspect in the Killing of a Renton Couple Arrested Without a Fight

Police raided an Oregon motel late Tuesday, found the suspect with an apparently self-inflicted wound and ended the standoff without a fight. Michael Chadd Boysen, 26, was wanted in connection with the death of his elderly grandparents.

Oregon police raided an oceanfront motel Monday evening and arrested the man suspected of killing his grandparents in Renton the past weekend.

No shots were fired Tuesday when Lincoln City police officers raided Michael Chadd Boysen's room, MyNorthwest.com, first reported. Boysen, at large since Saturday, had been sought by King County authorities in connection with the death of grandparents, both in their 80s.

The King County Medical Examiner officially released the names Tuesday of Boysen’s grandparents: Robert R. Taylor, 82, and Norma J. Taylor, 80. The cause and manner of death were listed as still under investigation.

Boysen first had been located by local police when an alert motel clerk heard his name on television and realized the motel had registered someone of that name Monday night. She called 911. The motel was evacuated.

Since 11 a.m. Tuesday, authorities had been trying to talk the 26-year-old into coming out. Early in the evening, when Boysen stopped responding, authorities no longer waited.

"We tried to negotiate," Lincoln City Police Chief Keith Kilian told MyNorthest.com. "We saw an opening that didn't compromise the safety of our officers."

According to the Portland Oregonian, the SWAT team found Boysen alone and on the floor with self-inflicted wounds. A Life Flight helicopter airlifted him to a Portland hospital for treatment. Reportedly, he is in critical condition.

"It was a very successful mission," Kilian said to the Oregonian. "No officers were hurt, and our citizens will soon be able to return to their homes."

King County authorities didn't know when Boysen might be returned to Washington State to face charges.

The manhunt began Friday after the King County Sheriff's office responded to a the report of a double-homicide in the in the Fairwood neighborhood of unincorporated Renton. An elderly couple, the Taylors, had been found dead in their home by their daughter.

According to accounts from investigators, the family and neighbors:

Boysen, who had a history of crime and drug addiction, had been released from prison last Friday.

King County Superior Court records show Boysen was convicted of first-degree (armed) and second-degree robbery in 2006. He was charged with robbing a Dairy Queen where he worked of about $800 in cash, as well as a QFC, and two Bartell’s drug store, the latter two for the drugs Oxycodone and Oxycontin.

His family members arranged for him to stay with his grandparents for the night. That night, they threw him a welcome home party, investigators said.

After the party, family members said they received a text from Norma who thanked everyone for coming. Boysen was supposed to stay with another relative the next evening.

This relative, investigators said, showed up the next morning to pick up Boysen.

No one answered the door. The relative called the Taylors' daughter. Later, she came to the home and also knocked. Again, no answer.

She let herself into the home, she found her parents' bodies. Missing were Boysen and her parents' 2001 Chrysler 300.

“We are at a loss as to why he killed them," Urquhart said. The family, he added, is traumatized.

Two days later, following a manhunt that stretched across the Pacific Northwest, a clerk at the the Westshore Oceanfront Motel in Lincoln City recognized Boysen's name in the motel's registry.

She called police.

King County authorities are still seeking a motive or a reason behind the attacks whcih investigators described as brutal.

Pauline March 13, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Not worth any due process. Huh. Nice. You need to do a little research on governments that agree with you...wonderful places like China, North Korea, Sudan, Somalia, and Syria. Our legal system is what makes us DIFFERENT FROM THEM and the best part about our legal system is that EVERYONE gets a trial by jury. EVERYONE.
A. Chapman March 14, 2013 at 03:46 AM
Monsters are monsters, period and whining on about how they got that way is ludicrous. THEY are responsible for there own actions and should be held accountable! We slap too many wrists in this country and then these 'created monsters' get out and do it again and again. Maybe all u bleeding hearts would feel differently if it was your family member murdered in cold blood! I agree with all who said put the loser to death ...if there is a cut and dry obvious perpetrator then there should be no pause in the ultimate sentence. I'm from Canada and I sure wish we still had Capital Punishment!!
william stanford March 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM
my comment does not come from some hollow thought or detached view. i am one of six boys left behind when our dad was murdered in june of '82 protecting the people of king county, washington, and all americans. sgt. sam hicks raised me, and can be credited with my better qualities. be kind to your neighbors, love your family, and uphold our constitution, even when it hurts. anger and shock is but human. but let's put on a brave face for those who have survived a tragedy of a kind that few could get their brains around.
robert hendrix March 14, 2013 at 03:27 PM
people for wanting him to save the taxpayer money but even a murder deserve this day in court after all there are a lo of innocent people e being released from prison who were falsely convicted by people who didn't listen to the evidence and convicted off emotions
robert mc dowell March 14, 2013 at 06:48 PM
This is not emotions, this is a sick killer, who will be this way for his entire life. If it's 100% sure he did it, at his age, he's going to be scum for the rest of his life. The justice system is weak. In the nineteenth century, he would be been hung in a few days. Now, the justice system barely blinks an eye at such a horrify crime. For killing two people, he would have got hung twice in 1860. Instead, he’ll get ten years prison time and out in seven for good behavior. Human life is very cheap now a days. But to try him in court will probably cost millions. Why? Because there’s something interesting about an abnormal killer that attracts the interest of people. Therefore they like to dissect it as deep as they can to find more horrify information. The system, in order to be humane, has gone way beyond what makes any rational sense, in dealing with criminals.


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