JT McLean,45, (pictured in January this year) has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder by Boone County Sheriff’s Office following the deaths of Allison Abitz, 43, and her daughter Jozee, 11
A manhunt is underway for a 45-year-old man after his long-time girlfriend, 43, and her 11-year-old daughter were found dead at their home in Columbia,
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office in Missouri charged JT McLean with two counts of first-degree murder over the deaths of Allison Abitz, an elementary school teacher, and her daughter Jozee after finding their bodies on Sunday.
He has a $1million cash-only bond, according to the
McLean – who goes by many names, including John or Steven McLean or Steven Nagy – is currently on the run from police. It is not known how long he’s been evading police, but the police have not had contact with him after finding the bodies, a representative from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office said.
He has connections in Missouri, Chicago, and Las Vegas, according to
Police have not released how the mother and daughter were killed and McLean’s alleged motive is unknown.
Abitz (left) and her daughter (right) were found dead in their home in Columbia, Missouri on Sunday night after police were called to the home for a welfare check. The family claimed they hadn’t heard from them in a few days
Officers found the bodies when they performed a welfare check, after family members said they haven’t heard from them in a few days.
McLean was the last known person to have contact with them, according to the sheriff’s office.
McLean, whose last known address was in nearby Fulton, Missouri, worked as a over-the-road trucker.
McLean is a 5-foot-9 man, who is approximately 210 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.
He was last known to have grown his hair out, but has shaved his head bald.