With photos of the Careaga family on display nearby, Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson said each piece of evidence collected is bringing the case closer to being solved. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)

With photos of the Careaga family on display nearby, Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson said each piece of evidence collected is bringing the case closer to being solved. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)

Sheriff: ‘We will continue to be meticulous and persistent’ in Careaga murder investigation

Simpson says each piece of evidence collected is bringing the case closer to being solved

PORT ORCHARD — With photos of the Careaga family on display nearby, Kitsap County Sheriff Gary Simpson acknowledged the survivors’ grief and said each piece of evidence collected is bringing the case closer to being solved.

The Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 11 released the identity of a person of interest in the case, as well as video and an extended recording of a 911 call made the night of the murders nearly one year ago. The information was released, authorities said, in hopes of yielding more information from the public.

“We want to take this time to remind the public and the Careaga family we have not forgotten them,” Simpson said at the press conference, which took place in the Kitsap County Public Works conference room in Port Orchard.

“We will continue to be meticulous and persistent as we move forward. Every bit of information received, every bit of evidence obtained brings us one step closer to completing this investigation. We want to also publicly recognize and acknowledge the void this family has endured over the past 12 months and the sense of uncertainty as they grieve their loss. We all seek justice, but justice will not bring back Christale or John, or 16-year-old brothers Johnathan and Hunter.”

The following video was produced by Nick Twietmeyer of Kitsap News Group.

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