Authorities in Illinois have located a man wanted for questioning in connection with his estranged wife’s shooting death and the subsequent abduction of his two young daughters.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 2-year-old Jordyn Washington and 3-year-old Lynn Roby were believed to be in danger after authorities announced their father was a person of interest in the fatal shooting of their mother, 27-year-old Lakisha Roby, at a gas station in Markham on Wednesday. He was accused of abducting his children later the same day.
He is accused of retrieving the girls from a family friend shortly after their mother’s murder.
One day after their abduction, an update indicated both children were recovered safe.
They were reportedly dropped off a their grandmother’s home Thursday afternoon.
An Amber Alert issued in connection to their disappearance ended at that time, but police remained interested in questioning their father, 46-year-old Lynn Washington.
According to Fox News, the man was located Friday by police at an undisclosed location.
Though Washington is not being considered a suspect, Markham Police Chief Mack Sanders confirmed he was wanted for questioning in connection with Wednesday’s events.
Previous reports indicate Roby received a court order of protection against Washington last year, claiming he had been physically abusive toward her.
In an court filing last year, she wrote that he “has a history of abuse with myself and other women,” explaining that she feels that she would have a “chance of being hurt or worse by him.”
According to Sanders, the victim was reportedly seen engaging in an altercation with Washington prior to her death after she was allegedly seen exiting an area club with another man.
[Feature Photo: Lynn Roby, Jordyn Washington/Police Handout]