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Continued: Minnesota cult fugitive spotted in Washington state

  • Article by: PAM LOUWAGIE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 14, 2014 - 12:04 AM

Authorities said Wednesday that they aren’t sure why Barnard would be in the small Washington town.

“We have no idea what his ties are to that particular area and why he’s been there for approximately a week,” Nelson added.

Nelson said the car might not be hard to spot in Raymond, a town of fewer than 3,000 people.

“I think what’s interesting to note is that because it’s such a small town … somebody driving a dark blue Audi two-door sports coupe-type car is going to stand out in a town like that and bring some attention,” Nelson said.


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