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A man wanted for allegedly murdering his girlfriend in the spring is now accused of committing another murder.
Derrick McIlwain, 41, has been on the run from law enforcement in South Carolina since the murder of Kimberly Alger, 36, in May, according to North Carolina outlet WCNC.
Now, he’s also wanted in North Carolina in connection with the killing of Alvin Fletcher, 45, in Ballantyne last week. Fletcher was found dead at a townhouse after suffering some sort of trauma, though his exact cause of death has not been disclosed, WCNC reports. Alger’s sister, Kristen Deya, told WBTV in Charlotte that Fletcher is the suspect’s cousin.
A multi-state manhunt is now underway and officials believe that McIlwain could be in North Carolina, South Carolina or in Georgia in the Atlanta area, according to the Rock Hill Herald.
Alger, who had dated the subject, was found dead outside a vacant home in Lancaster on May 28, according to local outlet The Herald. Deya told WBTV that before her sibling’s May murder, McIlwain terrorized her.
“He had held a gun to her head and unfortunately her young children were witness to this,” she said. “My sister knew things were getting worse.”
McIlwain had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence against Alger before her death, WCNC reports. It’s not exactly clear how she was killed.
The manhunt for McIlwain was included on a segment of the A&E television show “Live PD.”
Anyone with information on where McIlwain could be is asked to call the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team tip line at 704-336-8228. The public can also leave this information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
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