SEATTLE -- Authorities say a man who killed his grandparents in their Seattle-area home, triggering a multistate manhunt, may be in a hotel on the central Oregon coast.

The King County Sheriff's Department said on its Twitter feed Tuesday that police in Lincoln City, Ore., had surrounded a hotel where 26-year-old Michael "Chadd" Boysen was believed to be. Police say Boysen killed his grandparents in their Renton house after his release Friday from prison.

Authorities haven't said how they died.

About two blocks down the street from the police presence in Oregon, Ann Chapatte, manager of the Overlook Motel, said she had been watching through her binoculars, and could see about 10 police in camouflage gear with guns drawn around the Westshore Motel Oceanfront Motel.

She said she could see six cars from state police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Lincoln City Police, as well as a big SWAT team vehicle and a little robot. No shots had been fired. And traffic was blocked off.

She said police had been there since about 10:30 a.m.

"They are dressed in their camouflage and they've been pointing their guns at we're not sure which building," she said.

King County Sheriff John Urquhart said Monday that Boysen has threatened members of his family and law enforcement. Investigators say he searched the Internet for gun shows.

Boysen is white, 5-foot-7, about 170 pounds. Police said he might be driving his grandparents' car, a red 2001 Chrysler 300 with Washington license 046XXU.


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The bodies of Boysen's grandparents, an 82-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman, were discovered by Boysen's mother Saturday evening. She had been called by a family member who became concerned that the Taylors didn't answer their door.

Family members are under police protection.

Boysen was released from prison Friday after serving several years for robbery. His grandparents picked him up from a prison at Monroe, north of Seattle, and hosted a family "welcome home party" for him that night, Urquhart said.

The grandparents were killed later Friday or early Saturday at their Renton home. Authorities believe Boysen also stole their car.

The sheriff said the grandparents were not shot, but he declined to provide other details about their killings, pending autopsies.

The King County medical examiner's office has not yet formally identified the victims or disclosed their cause of death.

Friends and family identified the couple to TV stations as Robert R. and Norma J. Taylor. They were members of the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, neighbor Ronna Smith told KOMO-TV.

Detectives believe Boysen is trying to find weapons, and Urquhart said authorities do not believe he had a gun when he left the crime scene. Boysen had been searching the Internet for "gun shows" across the Northwest and Nevada, the sheriff's office said.

Boysen had been in prison since 2006 on three robbery convictions in King County, said Judy Feliciano of the state Corrections Department.

Boysen's grandparents had fixed up a room in their home for him to sleep in his first night out of prison, West said. Boysen was planning to stay elsewhere after that.

"We are at a loss as to why he killed them," Urquhart said. "We don't know what the motive is."

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Associated Press writer Jeff Barnard contributed to this report from Grants Pass, Ore.