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Police release images of a man who is person-of-interest in Lorain double-homicide case

Posted at 11:21 AM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 20:40:14-05

LORAIN, Ohio — Detectives from the Lorain Police Department have released images of a man considered a person-of-interest in the double-homicide of two women on Feb. 13.

The man, wearing a red jacket and gray sweatpants, was seen exiting a vehicle in a parking lot. The pictures are from an Akron-area gun store and were taken the day of the murders.

Police said the man is a person of interest in connection to the deaths of two women who were shot in the 1300 block of F Street in Lorain on Feb 13.

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Abril Mills, 28, and Jerhonda Edwards, 29, were shot multiple times. The double-homicide is linked to a theft case involving a Euclid ATM driver on Feb. 3.

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Police say the suspect in the theft, former Cleveland police officer Tyra Parker has a connection to Edwards, one of the victims killed in the deadly shootings.

"The plot is continuing to thicken by the day and more information is coming," said Lorain police detective Kurt Graupmann. "It's growing to be rather complex."

Police said they have not recovered the $219,000 stolen from Parker's ATM delivery van.

Detectives have not disclosed a motive for the murders but said Monday they want to get the people involved in the cases off-the-street as quickly as possible.

"The fact that they are willing to steal this large amount of money, and then continue and eventually kill two other people involved in this, they're extremely dangerous," said Graupmann. "They need to be identified and taken off the street before anybody else gets hurt regarding this because it's continuing to spiral."

Lorain police said anyone who has information on the identity of the man pictured in the photos is asked to contact them at 440-204-2105 or 440-204-2077.

News 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.