Episode 27: Jack Elijah Turner and the Murders of Shannon and Darrin Whitman

Episode 27: Jack Elijah Turner and the Murders of Shannon an...

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On August 10, 2019, Scott Whitman returned to his Crawford County, Pennsylvania home sometime after 10 P.M. from his shift as a CNA at a local retirement home to see his wife and son. When he arrived, he noticed the home was dark and his wife's silver Lincoln MKS was missing from the driveway. Where would his wife and their 10-year-old son go at such a late hour, he thought. Upon entering the home, expecting to find a note from Shannon telling him where they had gone, as Darrin was borrowing his phone to view YouTube videos, he instead found the bodies of his wife and son on the sun room floor, both had been shot in the head. The murderer had been the one to steal the Lincoln, as well. Scott's son, Jack Elijah Turner became the main suspect, especially since he was on the run and had been seen with his deceased step-mother's stolen Lincoln on video surveillance as he robbed a Kwik Fill gas station in Mill Creek. A four day manhunt ensued until Jack missed a Greyhound bus in Charleston, West Virginia that was to take him back to Erie, Pennsylvania. Sources: Nikki. (2019, October 23). "I didn't kill my family," Jack Elijah Turner wrote on Facebook after probably killing his family. Retrieved from: https://truecrimesociety.com/2019/10/23/i-didnt-kill-my-family-jack-elijah-turner-wrote-on-facebook-after-probably-killing-his-family/ Scanlan, Dan. (2019, August 14). Double Homicide suspect seen in St. Johns county is Caught in West Virginia. Retrieved from: https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20190814/double-homicide-suspect-seen-in-st-johns-county-is-caught-in-west-virginia Gushard, Keith. (2019, October 8). FULL STORY: Turner charged with killing stepmother, half-brother. Retrieved from: https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/full-story-turner-charged-with-killing-stepmother-half-brother/article_9b7d5d18-e960-11e9-aa8d-bf695b692ddf.html Your Erie. (2020, February 17). Commonwealth seeks death penalty in Crawford county double homicide. Retrieved from: https://www.yourerie.com/news/breaking-news/notice-of-aggravating-circumstances-filed-against-jack-turner-in-double-homicide-case-notice-tells-turner-commonwealth-seeks-death-penalty-if-found-guilty/ Heavy. (2020) Jack Elijah Turner: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Retrieved from: https://heavy.com/news/2019/08/jack-elijah-turner/ Crowley, Mike. (2019, November 2). FULL STORY: Turner headed to trial on double homicide, other charges. https://truecrimesociety.com/2019/10/23/i-didnt-kill-my-family-jack-elijah-turner-wrote-on-facebook-after-probably-killing-his-family/ Hahn, Tim. (2019, October 7). Crawford Man Charged in Double Homicide. https://www.goerie.com/news/20191007/crawford-man-charged-in-double-homicide Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08usf_3ghJk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgx1b7Vip8Q
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On August 10, 2019, Scott Whitman returned to his Crawford County, Pennsylvania home sometime after 10 P.M. from his shift as a CNA at a local retirement home to see his wife and son. When he arrived, he noticed the home was dark and his wife's silver Lincoln MKS was missing from the driveway. Where would his wife and their 10-year-old son go at such a late hour, he thought. Upon entering the home, expecting to find a note from Shannon telling him where they had gone, as Darrin was borrowing his phone to view YouTube videos, he instead found the bodies of his wife and son on the sun room floor, both had been shot in the head. The murderer had been the one to steal the Lincoln, as well. Scott's son, Jack Elijah Turner became the main suspect, especially since he was on the run and had been seen with his deceased step-mother's stolen Lincoln on video surveillance as he robbed a Kwik Fill gas station in Mill Creek. A four day manhunt ensued until Jack missed a Greyhound bus in Charleston, West Virginia that was to take him back to Erie, Pennsylvania. Sources: Nikki. (2019, October 23). "I didn't kill my family," Jack Elijah Turner wrote on Facebook after probably killing his family. Retrieved from: https://truecrimesociety.com/2019/10/23/i-didnt-kill-my-family-jack-elijah-turner-wrote-on-facebook-after-probably-killing-his-family/ Scanlan, Dan. (2019, August 14). Double Homicide suspect seen in St. Johns county is Caught in West Virginia. Retrieved from: https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20190814/double-homicide-suspect-seen-in-st-johns-county-is-caught-in-west-virginia Gushard, Keith. (2019, October 8). FULL STORY: Turner charged with killing stepmother, half-brother. Retrieved from: https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/full-story-turner-charged-with-killing-stepmother-half-brother/article_9b7d5d18-e960-11e9-aa8d-bf695b692ddf.html Your Erie. (2020, February 17). Commonwealth seeks death penalty in Crawford county double homicide. Retrieved from: https://www.yourerie.com/news/breaking-news/notice-of-aggravating-circumstances-filed-against-jack-turner-in-double-homicide-case-notice-tells-turner-commonwealth-seeks-death-penalty-if-found-guilty/ Heavy. (2020) Jack Elijah Turner: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Retrieved from: https://heavy.com/news/2019/08/jack-elijah-turner/ Crowley, Mike. (2019, November 2). FULL STORY: Turner headed to trial on double homicide, other charges. https://truecrimesociety.com/2019/10/23/i-didnt-kill-my-family-jack-elijah-turner-wrote-on-facebook-after-probably-killing-his-family/ Hahn, Tim. (2019, October 7). Crawford Man Charged in Double Homicide. https://www.goerie.com/news/20191007/crawford-man-charged-in-double-homicide Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08usf_3ghJk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgx1b7Vip8Q
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