Adam Bostic, 31, and Betty Thomas, 28 (Source: CPD)
Brandon Thomas, 29 (Source: CPD)
AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -
A 29-year-old man is wanted on aggravated murder charges for a double homicide in Avondale early Thursday, Cincinnati Police said.
a quiet afternoon on Knott Street in Avondale Thursday. Much different that the
crime scene police worked shortly after 1 a.m. when 31-year-old Adam Bostic and 28-year-old Betty Thomas were found tied up and
shot to death inside their own home. Two small children were found in the other room.
hours later, Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell told reporters homicides
are almost always personal and they believe that is the case in this double
homicide. Their suspect, 29-year-old Brandon Thomas, already has a federal
parole violation out of Lexington. They issued a warrant for his arrest
"We are not certain
of his whereabouts but we are certain he is a very dangerous man," says Chief
say Thomas knew the victims but was not related to them and that their murders
could be drug related.
"Usually in these
home invasion style homicides where there is some type of nexus with drug
activity, you will see a heightened level of violence," says Chief Blackwell.
Four homicides within nine days in Avondale do not tell the whole story according to District Four Captain Michael Neville.
"We will be taking
more violent people off the streets in the coming days based on current
investigations that are almost ready to lead up to closure," says Captain
It is scary start to a new that year neighbors say they
hope is much safer than years past.
"If we can just come
together in this community and bring it together and be strong about this, we
won't have to worry about this crime rate no more," says neighbor Richard
Thomas could be traveling
in a green or gray 1995 Ford Explorer with Ohio tags. If you see him,
immediately call police. He is believed to be extremely armed and dangerous.