South Burlington Police announced this morning that a Nissan Pathfinder registered to the suspect in a recent shooting death was found in Albany, N.Y.
Police are still investigating the May 3 murder of Anako “Anette” Lumumba, age 33, of South Burlington. The main suspect, Leroy Headley, 36, remains at large.
Police said Albany police contacted them saying they found Hadley’s car on a city street on May 18.
“On Tuesday, May 22, investigators from the South Burlington Police Department traveled to Albany to be present when the Albany Police executed a search warrant on the blue Pathfinder. We are not making public what may or may not have been located in the vehicle,” South Burlington Police Chief Trevor Whipple said in a press release.
The news of finding the vehicle was not released until today, police said, “so that our law enforcement partners had the opportunity to conduct a thorough search of the area in Albany in an attempt to locate Leroy Headley. He was not located.”
There was a history of domestic abuse between Lumumba and Hadley. VTDigger obtained court records of filed complaints in April and December last year telling police that Headley had guns and was threatening to kill her.
After Lumumba was found dead in her South Burlington home, police connected Headly to the scene.
The whereabouts of Headley remain unknown. There is an active arrest warrant for Headley alleging the crime of second degree murder.
Police say is considered to be armed and dangerous and that he should not be approached. If seen, please call 911 and report the sighting to law enforcement.
Should anyone have general information regarding the whereabouts of Headley, or this crime, they are asked to contact the South Burlington Police Department Tip Line at 802-598-3528. This is a tip line only and should not be used for any urgent police communication.