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Pinellas authorities find vehicles they believe double murder suspect used

Authorities in Pinellas County continue to scour the area for a man accused of killing two people and threatening others this month.

In the meantime, they believe they have found two stolen cars murder suspect Jamaal Jenkins has been using to travel.

Both cars — a Chrysler 200 and a Toyota Camry — were located outside of the Tampa Bay area, officials said Wednesday.

Jenkins, 25, is wanted by both the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and St. Petersburg Police.

Jenkins, authorities said, executed his on-again, off-again girlfriend, 24-year-old Destynee Burkes of Gulfport, on Jan. 7 inside a room at a La Quinta Inn in Lealman.

He drove away in a silver Chrysler 200 Burkes rented, deputies said, and went to the Orlando area before switching the tag with another vehicle.

A week later, officials said, Jenkins shot and killed Burkes' new boyfriend, Tieyannie Dewitte Hollis, 31, outside a St. Petersburg apartment complex.

He was seen in a green Toyota Camry then.

Pinellas officials said they got word Friday the Camry was found in a wooded area of Sarasota County. It had been burned.

Then on Wednesday, they found the Chrysler in Orange County.

Detectives said the Camry was reported stolen from an apartment complex about 4 miles from where the Chrysler was ultimately located.

Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to Jenkins' arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Petersburg Police at (727) 893-7780 or the Sheriff's Office at (727) 582-6200.

Pinellas authorities find vehicles they believe double murder suspect used 01/23/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:13am]
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