Jack Turner

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A Pennsylvania man wanted for questioning in connection with the death of his stepmother and his younger brother has reportedly been spotted in Florida, but police now say he may have left the area.

NBC 2 reports that 21-year-old Jack Turner is a person of interest in the double homicide deaths of Shannon Whitman, 49, and her 10-year-old son. A family member found the victims dead on Saturday, inside their Crawford County home.

Police said mom and son were killed at some point between 6:50 and 10 p.m. on Saturday. Both were victims of foul play.

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Turner hasn’t been charged with the victims’ deaths yet, but he’s wanted for questioning and wanted on outstanding charges of “terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and disorderly conduct,” The Meadville Tribune reports.

According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Turner may be driving a grey or silver 2009 Lincoln MKS sedan, with Pennsylvania license plate, KXW5126.

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On Tuesday, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office in Florida announced that someone spotted Turner in St. Johns. He’s been known to have contacts there. However, the sheriff’s office updated its Facebook page on Wednesday to reflect that authorities no longer believe Turner is in the area.

“The investigation into the whereabouts of Jack Elijah Turner have led investigators to believe he is no longer in St. Johns County. 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.”

Police are asking people in the area to still remain aware, in the event that Turner shows back up. Turner should be considered armed and dangerous.

“In the event they see the vehicle, they’re safe in assuming that person is not safe to be around,” Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz said.

Investigators in Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Erie, said Turner may have used the same car in a gas station armed robbery after the murders. The suspect was wearing a white and blue shirt sweatshirt and matching pants. No one was injured but the suspect used a black handgun to rob the store.

Turner is described as a white male who stands 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs around 145 pounds. He has a tattoo covering his right hand and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with any information on Turner’s whereabouts should contact 911 immediately or the US Marshal Service at 800-336-0102.

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[Feature Photo: Jack Turner/Police Handout; Facebook]