Posted to Facebook yesterday by a family member, this notice soon picked up steam around the social network as hundreds of concerned neighbors and friends shared along the way —
“If Anyone has heard from or seen my brother Pat Shunn or his wife Monique Patenaude, please contact the Snohomish County Sherrif’s office at (425) 388-7939 or 911. Pat did not show up for work nor did he call in. That is very uncharacteristic of him. Pat and Monique have pets and livestock and they haven’t been taken care of the last day and a half. They live in Arlington, Washington area (Oso, Wa area) They are both now officially missing. Thank you and Please SHARE this post.”
Missing VEHICLE INFO:
Pictured here are the makes and models of the relevant vehicles (colors may be different) — photos courtesy of KIRO 7 News Seattle.
As of 6 o’clock this morning, the story has been shared as much as 2,967 times from the originating family member Facebook page and numerous hundreds of times more from other pages that shared it from there – Folks from as far away as Arizona and Montana have shared.
Neighbors checked on the home and found the couple’s pets and livestock have not been tended to in the last two days, according to a family member close to the couple — Family, friends, and neighbors have pitch in to assist with care of the animals. Calls to the couple’s cellphones go directly to voicemail.
One family member had expressed a sense of optimism when he stated his thoughts on the fact that the two might be off hiking somewhere, saying that “both Pat and Monique are well versed in survival so they could last a long time out there if that was the case.”
It is not yet known if the dispute with the neighbor is connected to their disappearance.
At any rate, we still do well to continue to keep an eye out for Pat and Monique, and to call 911 the Snohomish County Sheriff or other local law enforcement should more information as to their whereabouts becomes known.