Crime

Exactly one year after pair’s murder an arrest has been made

Kent Police make an arrest in the 2016 transient camp homicides of Louisa Campos and Robert Dias. It was one year to the day after the deaths.
Kent Police make an arrest in the 2016 transient camp homicides of Louisa Campos and Robert Dias. It was one year to the day after the deaths. Kent Police Department

Police found Louisa Campos’s body in the Kent transient camp where she lived.

She had been shot on Aug. 12, 2016, by an unknown suspect.

One day later, officers found Robert Dias’ body at the same camp.

Like Campos, he too had been shot.

Dias, 48, was a witness to the murder of Campos, 31, police said. The same weapon was used in both shootings at the camp in the 22200 block of 88th Ave. South.

One year to the day after that last grisly discovery, Kent police made an arrest in the two homicides, Kent police detective Melanie Robinson said.

Police have identified a 30-year-old Covington resident as the suspect in the homicides.

“He is currently at the King County Jail awaiting his first appearance,” said Chief Ken Thomas.

Police did not name the suspect because he has not yet been charged in the murders.

“The timing of everything coming together was truly unimaginable; it’s days like this that make it all worth it,” Robinson said.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor

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