UPDATE!! CAPTURED!! - JACK ELIJAH TURNER - Person of interest in DOUBLE HOMICIDE!! - Crawford County

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UPDATE!!!   Jack Turner was taken into custody without incident today (08/14/19) at approximately 1300 hours.  He was taken into custody at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Charleston, WV by the Charleston Police Department. 

PA State Police Troop E – Meadville are investigating a theft by unlawful taking/person of interest in double homicide.

On 08/10/19 at 2222 hours, Pennsylvania State Police – Meadville Station was dispatched to a residence located at 13185 State Highway 198, Guys Mills, PA 16327, Randolph Township, Crawford County, for the report of two deceased individuals being located inside the residence.  The victim’s consisted of Shannon WHITMAN, W/N-F, 49 yrs. and her son, W/N-M, 10 yrs.  After investigation, it was learned that both victims were victims of a homicide.   

A person of interest was developed as Jack Elijah TURNER, W/N-M, 21 yrs., DOB: 04/28/98.  TURNER is the son of WHITMAN from a previous relationship, and it is believed that he may have killed the two victims.

TURNER has a Tattoo on left hand – Pyramid with an eyeball inside of it.  State police have described Turner as white with dark brown hair and brown eyes, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 145 pounds. He has trimmed eyebrows and frequently wears what appears to be diamond stud earrings in both ears

TURNER was last known to be operating a silver Lincoln MKS sedan, Pennsylvania Registration: KXW5126, that was stolen from the homicide scene.  The vehicle has been entered as stolen in NCIC.   

He is transient throughout the Crawford County area.

TURNER is believed to be armed and dangerous. 

TURNER has an active arrest warrant for Theft By Unlawful Taking for stealing the above mentioned vehicle from the homicide scene.  He is also wanted for questioning regarding the homicide investigation. 

Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the PSP Meadville Station, 814-332-6911 and speak with Tpr. Giliberto or you can call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers if you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477). 

All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.

All information is accurate as of Release Date.  

Media Release #2508

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Monday, August 12, 2019

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