Have you seen him? Manhunt underway for Alabama triple murder suspect

Published 10:14 pm Monday, May 25, 2020

Police are searching for man charged with murder in the killing of three north Alabama residents.

Decatur police on Sunday identified Carson Ray Peters as the suspect, saying he’s wanted for capital murder after three people were found dead in a house located near Danville. The area is in the jurisdiction of the Decatur Police Department.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that Peters might be travelling in a black Chevrolet 1500 pickup with a woman named April Hanner.

Police say they believe Peters killed 55-year-old James Edward Miller of Lacey’s Spring, 54-year-old Teresa Lynn Peters of Danville and 50-year-old Tammy Renee Smith of Danville. The three were found dead Sunday evening.

Decatur Police spokesperson Emily Long tells local news outlets that a fourth person was wounded and taken by helicopter to a hospital in Huntsville. Police have not named the wounded person.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn tells The Decatur Daily that the three deceased victims died from gunshot wounds and their bodies were taken to the Department of Forensic Sciences for autopsy.

Police have described the killing as an “isolated incident of a domestic nature” but have not further elaborated on what connected the five people or why Peters might have wanted to kill the others.

Police are warning people not to approach Peters.