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Update: Kent Police Make Arrest in Fatal Car-Jacking Case


press releaseKent Police made an arrest in the car-jacking case that led to the death of 38-year-old Jered Sperling. The suspect has been identified as a 23-year-old Kent resident. Investigators are not releasing his name as he has not been formally charged yet.

Kent investigators also identified the other person of interest; he is cooperating

Jared Sperlingx KPD, Kent wa, Biloxi car jacking. Missing person
Jered Sperling | Photo provided by KPD

with this investigation and it has been determined that he is not a suspect in this case.
“We want to thank every person who called in tips,” said Detective Robinson. “This is a very tragic case that has rocked everyone to the core. Our deepest condolences remain with the family and friends of Jered Sperling.”

Cooperative Witness

Kent Police identified and released a person of interest in the car-jacking investigation.

We are releasing the name of the cooperating witness; Troy Vasquez, initially thought to be a person of interest in this case.


Through investigation, it was determined that he was not involved in the car-jacking incident.

The above are press releases from the Kent Police Department.  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.

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