Coroner confirms i.d. of female homicide suspect

Ailiana Siufanua was wanted for the fatal shooting of Bentley Brookes, of Camas

The woman whom police think fatally shot a Camas man has died in a vehicle accident in California.
The Yolo County Coroner’s office has confirmed the identity of the female who was killed in the crash as Ailiana Siufanua.
Vancouver Police had been working to determine the whereabouts of Siufanua, 18, of Des Moines, Washington. They recently identified her as the suspect in the homicide of Bentley Brookes, an employee at Pacific Bullion Precious Metals, in downtown Vancouver.
He was found dead at that business, at 701 Main St., Nov. 25. Vancouver Police responded to the shop that day at approximately 11:50 a.m.
Brookes was 58.
Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle that Suifanua was a passenger in, on Interstate 5 in Yolo County.
Thomas Leae, the driver, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 before the vehicle crashed into a tree. He was seriously injured, and Siufanua was found dead at the scene.
Brookes had more than 28 years of experience in the jewelry industry. A gofundme account has been set up, at, to help Brookes’ family with mortgage payments and funeral expenses.
The VPD Major Crimes Unit is continuing its investigation into the shooting.
This information will be updated online and in the Dec. 8 print edition of the Camas-Washougal Post-Record.