Man accused of killing wife remains on the run

Police continue to search for a man who is accused of murdering his wife, Fox5 Atlanta reports

This stems from an incident that took place in Clayton County, Georgia, on Friday evening.

What happened?

Just before 8 p.m. on Friday night, the Lovejoy Police Department responded to a report of a car crash that took place on Grove Way. The witness also claimed to have possibly heard gunshots.

Police quickly arrived at the scene of the incident, where they found that a car had indeed crashed into a freestanding mailbox structure on Grove Way.

The authorities went up to the car, and what they found inside was a gruesome scene, namely, a woman who had been shot multiple times. An investigation immediately ensued.

Who was she?

Police have not released the identity of the woman, but the woman’s family did. She has been identified as Livingston Jett, a mother and the wife of 42-year-old Ikuko Thurman.

“It just doesn’t seem real, she was a great person, she didn’t deserve this,” Jett’s Godsister said.

The family further revealed Jett and Thurman had been together for about 13 years, but that they recently had hit a rough patch in their relationship.

The manhunt

The Lovejoy Police Department’s investigation, so far, has suggested that Thurman is the number one suspect in Jett’s death.

Accordingly, a warrant has been issued for his arrest. The charges that Thurman is wanted for include murder and aggravated assault. So far, however, Thurman has managed to evade authorities.

Thurman is described as a Black man standing 5-foot-11 inches tall and weighing about 212 pounds. It is believed that he is likely driving a silver/gray Chevrolet – likely an older model – with an unknown license plate. It is also believed that Thurman is armed and dangerous.

At the time of this writing, which is the morning of Monday, Sept. 12, Thurman remains at large. The police put out a statement, saying, “attempts have been made to contact the suspect without success.” Accordingly, the police are asking for the public’s help in finding Thurman, directing people with potentially useful information to contact Det. Rowland at 678-282-4827.

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