CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The man who police say is wanted for a robbery in Alabama is a person of interest in the death of a woman whose body was found near Woodward High School, a source tells FOX19 NOW.
Daphne, Alabama police say Baylee Wall, 18, was wanted for robbery along with Gary Alexander Eubanks, Jr., 25, for an incident at a Microtel Inn Oct. 21.
Wall, of Moss Point, Mississippi, was found dead in the 1600 block of Sternlock Lane around 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco says she was found on the property of Woodward High School.
A Cincinnati police report says Wall died as a result of ‘homicidal violence’ and a gunshot wound above the waist.
State Senator Cecil Thomas said homicidal violence can indicate there was a struggle.
He said the fact the Cincinnati Police Department isn’t naming a suspect right away is the right call.
“If you put out that you don’t have any suspects even if you have one, then you want to go and knock on his door but he gets ghost. Jumps in his car and heads north, east, west or south and gets out of dodge. If he thinks the police don’t know who did it then he gets a little more comfortable,” he said.
Thomas said detectives are putting together a profile and tracking the movements of Wall and Eubanks to Cincinnati. He said the trip helps build a case.
“Did they stop at a service station on the way... evidence to show that he was with her at that point. Usually service stations have video,” he said.
Thomas said once detectives feel there is enough evidence to get an indictment against whoever killed Wall is when a suspect will be named.
She was listed as a Jane Doe until Monday when her family members sent medical records and dental records to the coroner’s office to identify her, Wall’s stepfather says.
Eubanks was last seen in Wall’s black 2015 Volkswagen Passat.
Police say he has relatives from Cincinnati.
His whereabouts are currently unknown.