Aaron Powell Named As Person Of Interest In Homicide Investigation
3/23/2013 (Updated 10:53:31 PM)Police are searching for 39-year-old Aaron Powell of Binghamton. They say he is a person of interest in double homicide investigation in the town.
Police had to break into a home on Lisi Lane on Friday after family members said they couldn't get a hold of the residents.
Officials say they knew shortly after entering-- the home was the scene of a double homicide.
At a morning press conference, the Broome County Sheriff released the names of the two people they found dead inside a home at 4185 Lisi Lane in the Town of Binghamton Friday afternoon.
The victims, 35-year-old Christina Powell and 24-year-old Mario Masciarelli.
"Mario Masciarelli suffered a head wound with a blunt instrument and Christna had been choked to death," said Broome County Sheriff David Harder.
The Sheriff said the relationship between the two victims was friends. They are now on the look out for Christina's estranged husband, 39-year-old Aaron Powell.
"It's a puzzle, we're putting together the pieces and of course and the last piece at this point could be Mr. Powell to solve this situation," said Harder.
Police say he is a person of interest. He was last heard from on Thursday and could be driving a black 2007 GMC Denali SUV. The lisence plate, GDU-3346.
"There's no front plate on the vehicle but there is on the rear," said Harder
Officials say Christina and Aaron were going through a divorce. The two had a five-year-old together who was with family members at the time of the attack.
Police say there was no history of domestic incidents at the home. Aaron had violated a protection order in 1997- however the incident didn't involve Christina.
Officials are now asking for the public's help.
"We ask the public if they have any information where we might be able to find Mr. Powell, to give us a call at 778-1196," said Harder.
Sheriff Harder says about 20-30 officials are working on the investigation and departments throughout the nation are on the lookout for Powell.
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