Murdered Boise woman's vehicle found after high-speed chase

SAN FRANCISCO The search for a car that was stolen from a home where a retired Boise schoolteacher was killed over the weekend in a usually tranquil suburb of San Francisco has come to an end outside of Seattle.

Authorities in King County, Washington say on Wednesday they arrested two people and recovered the car taken from the home of Susie Ko.

The 55-year-old Ko was found dead on the floor of her Hercules home by neighbors Friday.

Hercules police say the only thing that appeared to be missing from the home was the family's Subaru station wagon, which had Ada County plates. She and her husband Kelvin split their time between Boise and the San Francisco area.

King County authorities say the stolen car was found after an officer ran a check on the license plate.

When police arrested the two occupants of the car, 24-year-old Darnell Washington and his wife, 25-year-old Tania Washington, they found the Washingtons were also wanted in the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy.

Investigators say in August, Tania helped Darnell escape from a San Bernardino County, Calif., jail. They believe in September, Darnell got into a shootout with a deputy and wounded him with a shotgun. He's wanted for the attempted murder of the injured deputy.

The couple's also suspected in a carjacking and robbery case.

Neither has been charged in Ko's murder, however, detectives plan to travel to Seattle to interview the couple.

SeaTac Police say a shotgun was found inside the stolen Subaru. Detectives say they plan to also contact police agencies in Oregon and Washington to see if the pair may have committed crimes in these states.

The couple has been booked into the King County Jail.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.