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I-81 Homicide Task Force: No Link to Incident in Carroll Township

"We strongly believe that someone in the tri-state area will be able to provide information that will link the suspect's vehicle to the person responsible for this horrible, senseless crime," said Captain Steven Junkin, Troop Commander for Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Investigators have released new information about the road rage homicide that happened last weekend on Interstate-81 taking the life of a 28-year-old returning home from the holidays. During Friday morning's press conference, Pennsylvania State Police introduced the Interstate-81 Homicide Task Force.

A group that includes the Harrisburg FBI field office, Franklin County Coroner and District Attorney's Offices and officers from Maryland State Police and West Virginia State Police.

Friday morning, investigators confirmed that Timothy Davison, 28, who was traveling home to Maine, died from multiple gunshots. It was a gruesome attack that investigators say was unprovoked. 

"We strongly believe that someone in the tri-state area will be able to provide information that will link the suspect's vehicle to the person responsible for this horrible, senseless crime," said Captain Steven Junkin, Troop Commander for Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

And for the first time police said they no longer believe Davison's killing is connected to a separate road rage incident in Carroll Township.

"Despite no link being established at this time, members of Pennsylvania State Police will continue to work with the Carroll Township Police department in every way to assist them in apprehending the person or persons responsible to their incident," said Junkin.

The task force was also contacted by Kentucky State Police about another case but as of right now, it isn't connected either.

Police continue to review the 911 tapes and highway footage from all three states for evidence.

"We're getting tips from all three states," said Junkin. "We thought it absolutely necessary to include members from all three, they have local knowledge, plus they may be getting tips and calls we want them to have the information we have so they can act and work with us."

Police are now hoping the public will help lead them to the suspect and his vehicle before another person is hurt or killed.

"Will this person do it again? We don't know but we don't want to take that chance. Law enforcement officials in all the states are trying to take the steps to ensure that doesn't happen and we are working tiredly to make sure we get this person and get him off the road quickly," said Junkin.

Police have also sent advisories to auto body shops asking them to be on the lookout for any ford rangers that may come in with damage to the drivers side. And they advise if you find yourself in a road rage situation to call 911 and distance yourself from the aggressive driver.

This is a tri-state investigation and police are looking for a dark Ford Ranger XLT. Anyone with information is asked to contacted the I-81 Homicide Task Force at 1-800-472-8477.

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