A gentleman allegedly murdered his girlfriend and her 11-year-previous daughter in Missouri this 7 days and vanished immediately after the slayings — sparking a manhunt, according to police.
Boone County deputies responded to a dwelling on Lavender Court docket in Columbia all-around 11 p.m. Sunday following an individual noted they hadn’t heard from Allison Abitz and her younger daughter, Jozee Abitz, authorities explained in a assertion.
Deputies discovered the mom and daughter dead in the home.
Authorities quickly learned that JT McLean, 45, was Allison’s extensive-term boyfriend — and the very last human being identified to be in make contact with with each victims at their residence, in accordance to police.
The Boone County prosecuting attorney billed McLean with two counts of to start with-diploma murder and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Bond was set at $1 million, cash only.
Two orders of protection have been taken out in opposition to McLean because 2017, and he is on probation for violating just one of them, KMIZ claimed.
His ex-wife — who went into hiding since she heard about the deaths — told the outlet in excess of the cell phone that she is startled by what happened.
“I’m not astonished he responded in such a way, but at the identical time I’m in shock,” reported the lady, whose identify was not employed to guard her identification.
Her new partner, Jeff Armistead, told the outlet that the incident was “not out of [McLean’s] character.
“I’ve dealt with him for the full marriage … now we have been in and out of courtroom for the previous 4 several years,” he claimed. “Yeah, he’s threatened to stab me in the facial area in advance of and threatened to crack every single finger I experienced.”
McLean, an about-the-road truck driver by trade, was final known to dwell in Fulton, Missouri.
He also has ties to Las Vegas, Chicago and St. Peter, Minnesota, law enforcement said.
He is about 5 toes 9 and weighs around 210 kilos, with eco-friendly eyes and brown hair.
He was last recognized to have developed his hair out, but has also shaved his head bald in the past.