A man has surrendered to authorities for the killing of two sex offenders, saying he picked the victims from a Web site, police said.
Michael Anthony Mullen, 36, on Monday gave police officers information only the killer would know, according to a police news release. He was jailed for investigation of two counts of first-degree murder.
Mullen said Hank Eisses, 49, and Victor Vasquez, 68, convicted child rapists, had both been shot in the head Aug. 27. Mullen told police the caliber of the gun and said a briefcase had been taken to the scene, according to the police statement.
He said he took some time to plan the killings and targeted at least one of the men after checking the county sheriff's Web site on July 13, according to the police statement. The Web site includes the addresses of sex offenders who are required to register with local authorities, the AP reports.
Mullen said he mailed letters about the killings to several news outlets last week, police said. As of Tuesday no report on such a letter had been published by The Bellingham Herald, the daily newspaper in this college and mill town of about 71,000.
Their bodies were found by a roommate, also a sex offender, who said a man wearing a blue jumpsuit and a cap that said FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) on it came to the place the three shared, told them he was an FBI agent and said he wanted to discuss their status as sex offenders.
The man told the three that one of them was on a "hit list" on an Internet site, police said.
The roommate said he left while the FBI impostor was still there and found the bodies when he returned about four hours later.