Homicide suspect spotted in Ellensburg


December 11, 2012 3:19 p.m. - Updated: 6:06 p.m.

Authorities say the man suspected in the strangling death of a Spokane woman was spotted Monday in Ellensburg.

Tony Callihan, who police say should be considered extremely dangerous, was seen stealing gas from a Central Washington University maintenance truck, according to Spokane police.

He is a suspect in the Dec. 7 slaying of 48-year-old Michelle Koenen in the West Central neighborhood.

Callihan is driving Koenen’s 2000 Dodge Stratus with Washington plate number 474 WRH. The car is sea-foam green, but appears gray.

A Spokane police detective has a search warrant for the vehicle, as well as Callihan’s person, including his possessions, clothing and DNA.

Police say anyone who sees Callihan or the vehicle should immediately call 911.

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