Gary C. Krueger
It was more than 10 years ago that Bellevue realtor Mike Emert was stabbed to death, and in that time no suspects have been named. That is apparently about to change. And the person believed to be behind it is one of the most notorious ex-Seattle cops ever to give up his badge for a life of crime.
Gary C. Krueger
Of course Krueger is dead and can't be arrested. He drowned in Lake Washington after fleeing the scene of a home invasion at the house of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Craig McAllister.
In the Emert case, Krueger is suspected of stabbing the man several times, then putting his body inside a vacant Woodinville home where he showered away most of the evidence.
Not all the evidence was washed away, however, and apparently new DNA traces link directly back to Krueger.
What's more is that Krueger is also suspected in two other murders that investigators are referring to as "professional hits."
We have confirmed through multiple confidential sources that Krueger is the prime suspect in at least two other unsolved killings.
In 1981, a retired Seattle police officer named Terry Dolan was shot dead during a robbery inside an Everett gas station. Dolan's widow tells Team 7 Investigators that Gary Krueger has long been the prime suspect. Everett police refused our requests for confirmation, saying only it's an active, ongoing case.
In February 1984, Jim Barry, a real estate attorney in Bellevue, was stabbed to death in his office. KIRO-TV reported at the time that his wallet and some jewelry were missing. After years of silence from police on the case, Barry's widow tells us, on Feb. 7 this year (the 27th anniversary of her husband's death), she got a call from detectives telling her they were "about to charge someone."
Krueger worked the Seattle streets as a cop in the '70s, and apparently made a name for himself with incidents like shooting a man dead from the comfort of his police car and beating the crap out of a suspect in a parking garage.
He retired in 1980, and after a brief stint as a real-estate agent he moved on to bank robbery.
It's only now that the full scope of Krueger's violent past is coming out.