Pennsylvania Pair Tell Police They Were Kidnapped by Michael Burham; Troopers File Charges in Case
A Pennsylvania pair told police in South Carolina they were kidnapped by Michael Burham, the man wanted on several warrants and for questioning about a Jamestown homicide more than a week-and-a-half ago, according to Jamestown Police on Sunday night.
The victims said they were kidnapped from their house in Pennsylvania and driven to North Charleston, South Carolina, by the suspect, police said. Police in North Charleston have issued a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) for Burham.
Pennsylvania State Police in Warren filed 26 charges Sunday against Burham including kidnapping.
It's the latest development in a case which received national attention Friday as part of the television show "On Patrol: Live."
Burham used a vehicle which he rented in Warren and used to drive to the area of the homicide, police said. Burham then reportedly drove to the location of an arson on Fulton St. before returning to Warren the morning after the homicide, according to investigators. Jamestown Police have taken possession of the rental vehicle.
Investigators said Burham walked away from the rental agency and checked out of a hotel in Warren.
Burham is believed to be still armed and dangerous, according to police. He was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, blue jeans and a light T-shirt and may no longer have facial hair or the same hair style, according to North Charleston Police Department.
Information can be reported by calling police.
The homicide victim, Kala Hodgkin, was found unresponsive at a Jamestown address May 11. Jamestown Police say Burham is the prime suspect in their investigation.
Burham is also wanted in connection with a vehicle fire that happened after Hodgkin was discovered dead. He is also wanted on a warrant for rape.