Jeffrey Barth is currently being sought by the Washington State Department of Corrections on a warrant charging him with failing to report to the department. He was being supervised for first-degree kidnapping. Barth had been convicted of kidnapping in connection with the murder of a young woman that was stuffed into a duffel bag driven to a remote location and shot dead. Barth who was present at the time of the crime, was allowed to plead guilty to kidnapping in exchange for his testimony against his accomplices.
Barth faced up to life in prison had he been convicted of the original charges of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping. By pleading guilty to the reduced charge, he received a reduced sentenced.