UPDATE (Sept. 30, 10 p.m.): Police are identifying the two victims in the Ellicott City homicide as Brian Robinette, 58, and Kelly Sue Robinette, 57, the brother and sister-in-law of the suspect. Investigators also are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the suspect. Please call 911 with any information.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:
Howard County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect believed to be involved in a double homicide in Ellicott City who is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Jeffrey Allen Burnham, 46, of Cumberland, is wanted in the shooting death of two people believed to be family members in the 5300 block of Kerger Road. Burnham drove to the area after committing an unrelated homicide in Allegany County on Wednesday night and stealing the victim’s car. Police believe that all three victims were targeted and known to the suspect.
Police located that vehicle near Kerger Road and determined that Burnham’s family members lived in the area. Police made entry into the house this afternoon and located the two victims. The stolen vehicle remains at the scene; police believe Burnham may be driving a 2007 red Chevrolet Corvette with a black top and tags MD/8BX5121.
Detectives have not determined when the victims were killed and are investigating the possibility that Burnham may have left the area.
He is described as a white male, 5-foot-3, 170 pounds with brown hair. Anyone who sees this suspect or vehicle is urged to call 911 immediately.