Joseph Duncan Transferred To Sea-Tac

SPOKANE — Confessed serial killer Joseph Duncan has been transferred to the Federal Detention Center
in Sea-Tac, Washington.

According to court records and the federal inmate locator, Duncan is now being housed at the Federal Detention Center at Sea-Tac and was transferred there Tuesday.

The Idaho Department of Corrections confirmed they transferred him from the Idaho Maximum Security Institution to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service Monday night.

The U.S. Marshals Service then transported him to Sea-Tac. Duncan’s move to Sea-Tac was a classified transfer and was labeled ‘Special Handling’, according to a spokesman with the Idaho Department of Corrections.

On May 13th the court ordered Duncan to be transferred to the Sea-Tac facility in order to undergo a mental competency evaluation. This came after he asked Judge Edward Lodge if he could get rid of his attorneys and represent himself during his sentencing hearing.

According to officials at the detention center, Duncan was moved to the facility Tuesday.

If found mentally competent to represent himself, Duncan faces the death penalty at his sentencing for the kidnapping of Shasta and Dylan Groene from their Wolf Lodge Bay home and the killing of Dylan in a remote Montana campsite in the summer of 2005.

He’s already serving life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty in Kootenai County for killing Brenda and Slade Groene and Mark McKenzie in May of 2005.