Jack Elijah Turner, 21, is wanted for questioning in connection to the slayings of his stepmother and 10-year-old half-brother on Aug. 10.
A 21-year-old man named as a person of interest in connection to a double murder in Pennsylvania was seen in the St. Augustine area Tuesday, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
Jack Elijah Turner, who lived in St. Augustine before moving to Crawford County, Pennsylvania, is wanted for questioning in connection to the slayings of his stepmother and 10-year-old half-brother on Aug. 10.
He is also being sought for an Aug. 11 armed robbery of a convenience store in Ohio.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, there were three confirmed sightings over an 18-hour period Tuesday in central St. Johns County, but the Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday morning that investigators believe he is no longer in area.
“Sorry, we cannot share further on how or why they have made the determination, but we wanted to update everyone that he is not believed to be here at this time,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chuck Mulligan wrote in a release. “With that being said, history has shown us subjects sometimes double-back or change course at will, so we encourage everyone to stay aware of their surroundings (as you should always). Should anyone believe they observe Turner, notify the nearest local law enforcement responsible for the jurisdiction by calling 911.”
Turner is described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall with dark brown eyes and a tattoo on his right hand. He is considered armed and dangerous.
The Sheriff’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service are all involved in the search.
Anyone with information about Turner can contact the United States Marshals Service at 800-336-0102.
Travis Gibson writes for the St. Augustine Record.