Body found in truck carjacked in Kent; 2 persons of interest sought


KENT, Wash – A body has been found in the back of a truck that was carjacked in Kent.

Jared Sperling, 38, was carjacked at a storage facility in Kent Monday evening. His truck was found Tuesday morning at an apartment complex, and police believe the body that was found is Sperling.

It is a homicide investigation, according to Kent police.

Police are looking for two people of interest in the case.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on April 15, Kent police responded to a carjacking at East Hill Self Storage. According to police, the suspect entered Sperling’s truck while it was stopped at a gate at the storage facility.

The suspect drove off in the 2013 GMC Sierra pickup with Sperling still in it, police said.

Sperling is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and 180 pounds.

Kent Police are asking anyone with information to call 911 or the Kent Police tip line 253-856-5808.