A man was arrested Wednesday morning after being wanted in connection for a quadruple homicide out in New Mexico, plus a killing in New Jersey. Sean Lannon, 47, was “possibly” last seen on Monday at about 3 p.m. near the Walter Rand Transportation Center in the city of Camden, New Jersey, according to Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. He ended up being apprehended all the way over in St. Louis, Missouri, allegedly in the vehicle of the New Jersey victim Michael Dabkowski, 66.
SAFETY ALERT from the Gloucester County Prosecutors Office pic.twitter.com/Wq2KyhiHeZ
— Washington Twp PD (@WashingtonTwpPD) March 9, 2021
Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico said Lannon was the person of interest after four bodies were found on Friday at a local airport.
APD confirms identity of person of interest in homicide investigation that relates to the four bodies discovered on March 5, 2021 at the Albuquerque International Sunport. Law enforcement in NJ announced Sean Lannon is wanted for questioning related to a homicide in that state
— Albuquerque Police Department (@ABQPOLICE) March 9, 2021
Police said that four people, including Lannon’s ex-wife Jennifer Lannon, 39, were found dead in a vehicle at a parking garage at the Albuquerque International Sunport, according to NJ.com. She and two of the other victims, Jesten Mata, 40, and Matthew Miller, 21, had been reported missing from the New Mexico town of Grants. The fourth victim was identified as Albuquerque man Randal Apostalon, 60. The Lannons, who were previously from South Jersey and had three children together, divorced in 2019.
Grants police Lt. David Chavez told The Albuquerque Journal in a Tuesday report that the bodies were in a decomposed state, “were not whole,” and at least two of them were in pieces. Jennifer Lannon, Mata, and Miller each knew one another, though Apostalon’s link remained unclear to investigators.
As for New Jersey, Sean Lannon was wanted for questioning after a man was found dead at a home on Tuesday in East Greenwich. Authorities say he was familiar with the victim, according to WPVI. The deceased man was later identified as Dabkowski.
There was a $5,000 reward for information that resulted in the arrest of Lannon, said U.S. Marshals. Authorities described him as armed and dangerous. He has a background in the military, a history of drug use, and a history of violence, investigators said.
It is unclear if Lannon had an attorney in this matter.
Update – March 11, 9:09 a.m.: Lannon has been arrested. We have adjusted the article to reflect this.
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