ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) –– A Cumberland man is wanted by authorities after they say he killed three people, two of them in Howard County.
Jeffrey Allen Burnham, 46, is accused in the shooting deaths of 57-year-old Kelly Sue Robinette and 58-year-old Brian Robinette Thursday afternoon inside a home on Kerger Road, the Howard County Police Department said.READ MORE: Maryland Man Wanted In 3 Murders Arrested In West Virginia, Police Say
Police said the suspect traveled to the home after killing an 83-year-old Rebecca Reynolds Wednesday night in Allegany County and stealing her car.
“We do believe that he’s armed so we want people to be aware and safe,” said Sherry Llewellyn, Spokesperson, Howard Co. Police Department.
#UPDATE: @HCPDNews identify Brian Robinette + Kelly Sue Robinette as the victims, shot & killed at their Ellicott City home, allegedly by Brian’s brother, Jeffrey Allen Burnham. Neighbors say the Robinette’s lived in their home for 20+ yrs where they raised their 2 adopted kids https://t.co/mpbeoHceTv
— Annie Rose Ramos (@AnnieRoseNews) October 1, 2021
Update: The two victims in the Ellicott City homicide have been identified as Brian Robinette, 58, and Kelly Sue Robinette, 57. #HoCoPolice also are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the suspect, Jeffrey Burnham. Please call 911 with info.
— Howard County Police Department (@HCPDNews) October 1, 2021
According to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Rebecca Reynolds was found dead “with obvious trauma” inside a Cumberland home about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday. Based on a preliminary investigation, authorities identified Burnham as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest on charges of murder and vehicle theft.
Reynolds’ vehicle was found sometime Thursday near Kerger Road, according to police. After learning that Burnham had family who lived in the area, investigators entered his relatives’ home where they found two people shot to death.READ MORE: Who Is Jeffrey Burnham, The Maryland Man Wanted In 3 Killings?
Police suspect Burnham knew the people killed in Allegany and Howard counties, saying they believe “all three victims were targeted.”
“We don’t know when he arrived in Ellicott city we don’t know what time he committed the homicides and we don’t know what time he left,” said Llewellyn.
Burnham, who’s considered armed and dangerous, is described as 5-foot-3 and 170 pounds with brown hair. It’s possible he’s a 2007 red Chevrolet Corvette with a black top and the Maryland tag 8Bx5121.
Police believe Burnham did know all of the victims.
Anyone who sees Burnham or the vehicle described above is asked to dial 911 immediately. Police are offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to his arrest.