Police in Valley, Ala., say two suspects sought in a Tuesday homicide have dyed their hair.
Police Maj. Mike Reynolds today said John Bradley Limes and Leslie King are wanted in the slaying of Kathlene Lucile Landino, 59, whose son found her in a front room when he returned to their 223 S. First St. home just before 8 a.m.
Reynolds said Limes, 35, is 6 feet tall, weighs 185 pounds, has green eyes and has dyed his brown hair blond. King, 35, is 5 foot 1, weighs 120 pounds and has dyed her blond hair black and cut it short. She has brown eyes.
The pair may be armed, and they are known to drive a 2002 silver Hyundai Accent with the Alabama tag 12B13M8, police said.
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Authorities ask that anyone who sees the suspects call 334-756-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 334-756-8200 or 1-800-756-8282.
The victim's son found his mother in a home apparently filled with gas fumes.
“He noticed there was a very, very strong odor of natural gas,” the major said Tuesday. “He backed out and called the police department.”
Reynolds said he didn’t know if the gas line had broken or if the suspects caused the leak.
Firefighters had to vent the home before they could enter. Once inside, they confirmed Landino had head trauma. She was taken to George H. Lanier Hospital.
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation and state Department of Forensic Sciences responded to the scene and gathered DNA evidence, Reynolds said.