Family Increases Reward for Information in I-81 Homicide

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. - This week will mark six months since the tragic Interstate-81 homicide of Maine native Timothy Davison. Pennsylvania State Police say they're continuing to seek the public's help regarding information pertaining to the crime. Davison's family have also increased their reward for information leading to an arrest. 

As we've reported, on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at approximately 2 a.m., Davison, from Poland, Maine, was traveling along I-81 northbound towards the Maryland, Pennsylvania line. Davison called 911 and reported he was being chased by another driver. The chasing vehicle, a Ford Ranger pickup truck, dark blue in color, rammed Davison's vehicle into the median. 

Davison's mother, Theresa Allocca said she's frustrated that no one has come forward yet. "The person or people who did this must have told someone.  And, the person who knows needs to do what is right," said Allocca. "This weekend people will be partying and it would be great if someone starts boasting about getting away with his murder and that it is captured from a cell phone.  The person or people may feel relaxed about it, and let down their guard."

Troopers say the unknown suspect exited his vehicle and fired several times into Davison's vehicle, killing him. The suspect fled the scene, driving on I-81 south. The suspect vehicle will likely have some driver's side or front-end damage, police say. 

In a written release, Sgt. Linette Quinn stated, "We are committed to solving this investigation and giving the family of Timothy Davison peace of mind. We continue to receive and follow up on tips. We want to continue to encourage the public to share information they may have." 

State police are asking anyone who may have drove in the area during the incident and witnessed anything, even if they think it might be insignificant, to please call the PA Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-4PA-TIPS. All callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $10,000. State police say you can also visit the PA Crime Stoppers website here

In addition to the PA Crime Stoppers reward, the family of Davison has increased their reward by offering $12,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for this crime. To learn more about Timothy Davison and how you can help, you can visit the family's website here or Facebook at "Justice for Asti". 

Allocca said she's been working with Senators in the four-state area to avoid dropped 911 calls from happening in the future. "I will be moving forward to try and have protocols put in place for all EMS dispatchers in place regarding the type of situation my son was in.  The Maryland dispatcher did send police immediately out; however, when Pennsylvania picked up his 911 call, they told my son to stay in his vehicle and wait in the median.  His SUV Was not disabled, he sat there like a sitting duck," said Allocca. "When I asked PSP about protocols, I was told that every situation is different and that dispatchers fly by the seat of their pants and may respond differently based on experience.  I don't want to throw the dispatcher under the bus.  I know they are hardworking people and I'm sure they felt bad enough hearing my sons last words and him being shot."

Troopers with Pennsylvania State Police would like to remained residents if you see see an incident of road rage, to please call 911. Information to provide is a vehicle description, license plate number and your location. They ask that you do not engage the other driver and take steps to create distance between you and the aggressive driver. 

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