Police have launched a manhunt for a man suspected of killing three people last week in two Alabama towns, and p
According to the Pensacola News-Journal, William Eugene Boyette Jr., 44, is suspected of killing three people in Milton and Lillian, Alabama. At least one of the murders is believed to be related to a car theft. Police have warned residents that Boyette has “a proclivity for extreme violence” and believe he could still be in the area.
“….[W]e have reason to believe that he is here,” Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said at a news conference attended by the Pensacola News-Journal. “We know that at least two times, he has been in Escambia County. We have conducted canine tracks, we have had search warrants trying to find him.”
The Sheriff has urged the public to practice extreme vigilance in both helping authorities track down the suspect and maintaining personal safety.
“I cannot overemphasize how dangerous this suspect is,” Morgan said. “Do not — I repeat, do not — in any way attempt to contact or have contact with Mr. Boyette. Get on your telephone and notify law enforcement. Citizens are not equipped to deal with this.”
Authorities believe Boyette may be in the company of a woman, Mary Michelle Craig Rice, but the nature of her relationship to Boyette is unknown. “We don’t know whether Rice is an accomplice or a hostage,” Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Rich Aloy told the newspaper.
A $10,000 reward for information leading to Boyette’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 437-STOP.
Photo: Santa Rose Sheriff’s Office