DOUBLE-MURDER SUSPECT: Have you seen Merle ‘Chucky’ Buchanan?

11:44 AM: Just published on our partner site White Center Now: The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 26-year-old Merle “Chucky” Buchanan, suspected in the January 6th double murder in downtown White Center, and shared these photos, saying he is “known to frequent” Seattle, Burien, and Renton:

Buchanan is described as 5’9” and 195 pounds. He is also being sought in connection with violating a domestic-violence-related court order. If you see him, call 911.

1:11 PM: We checked with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and they tell us Buchanan is not yet formally charged in the murders.

7 Replies to "DOUBLE-MURDER SUSPECT: Have you seen Merle 'Chucky' Buchanan?"

  • me January 25, 2018 (11:59 am)

    Why is he on the streets? 

    • WSB January 25, 2018 (12:14 pm)

      The killer was gone from the scene when deputies arrived so there has not to date been an opportunity to get him “off” the streets. The domestic-violence-related warrant is for an incident that happened hours earlier, and according to the documents, which I just read, in that case as well, he was gone when police arrived – the incident happened in his car and after he allegedly hit his ex-girlfriend, she got out of the car and called 911, while he proceeded to wherever. – TR

      • BB January 27, 2018 (12:17 pm)

        What does his ex girlfriend look like? I might have seen them in Greenwood, and I told the SPD already. He was with a lady.

      • ScubaFrog January 31, 2018 (2:52 pm)

        Referring to a suspect as “the killer” is journalistically irresponsible.

    • ScubaFrog January 31, 2018 (2:50 pm)

      He’s only a suspect.  Likely only wanted for questioning.  Like WSB said, he hasn’t even been charged with the suspected homicides.

      A lot of times these suspects are brought in, questioned and released.  

  • me January 25, 2018 (12:20 pm)

    Thank you!!!

  • known February 12, 2018 (10:04 pm)

    well hes the guy you want hes still hiding… must be the guy then!!!

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