Kennewick Murder and Arson Suspect Arrested in Oklahoma
68-year-old Brian Wilcox is in custody.
Wilcox is the man wanted for suspicion of First Degree Murder and Arson. Wilcox is accused of shooting his wife in the head and then setting fire to their Kennewick mobile home on April 25th The body of 72-year-old Kathy Wilcox was found in the burned Elm Street home.
Wilcox has been on the run since last Monday. Yesterday, the Benton County Sheriff's Office learned that Wilcox was in Del City, Oklahoma. Wilcox was located and arrested without incident at about 4 pm. He's to be extradited back to Tri-Cities to face charges.
Benton County Sheriff Tom Croskrey:
"I would like to recognize the exceptional investigative skills of the detectives working this case. It's because of their hard work that Mr. Wilcox was arrested. Well done detectives!"