Police Searching for Person of Interest in Double Homicide

CRAWFORD CO., Pa. (EYT) – State Police are seeking a person of interest in a Crawford County double homicide that occurred on Saturday.

State Police in Meadville are looking for 21-year-old Jack Elijah Turner in connection with a double homicide that was discovered Saturday evening in Randolph Township, Crawford County.

Turner is described as a white male, 5′ 11″, and 145 pounds with dark brown hair, brown eyes, and a tattoo covering his right hand. According to police, Turner also has trimmed eyebrows and frequently wears what appear to be diamond stud earrings in both ears.

Police say Turner should be considered armed and dangerous.

According to police, 49-year-old Shannon Whitman and her 10-year-old son were found shot dead at a home on State Route 198 around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10. They were discovered a family member.

Police say Turner stole Whitman’s gray/silver, 2009 Lincoln MKS sedan with Pennsylvania plate KXW5126 from the residence.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Turner for the theft of the vehicle.

Anyone with information on Turner’s location is asked to call State Police in Meadville at 814-332-6911.

In addition, anonymous tips or information may be submitted via private Twitter message to @PSPTroopEPIO. Police note that investigators may wish to verify the information, but tipsters may remain anonymous.

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