The FBI says a man wanted in connection with a brutal Washington, D.C., homicide case may be in the Charlotte area.
It’s believed Charlotte is one of three possible hiding places for Elliott Avery Starks, 34, who is sought in the killing of Antina Pratt in Washington in November 2016.
“Pratt’s body was found brutally stabbed multiple times … on the Suitland Parkway-Buena Vista Bike Trail,” said an FBI press release. “Starks should be considered armed and dangerous.”
The FBI says it’s also possible he could be hiding in the Columbia or Atlanta areas.
Pratt, 40, lived in southeast Washington and was killed around 3 p.m. on Nov. 8, investigators said.
The Washington-area website www.afro.com reported she was found in a wooded area, near a highway and some apartment buildings. Nearby surveillance cameras showed a suspect walking in a parking lot near the apartment buildings, the site reported.
Starks is described as a black male, 165 pounds, 5-foot-11, with brown eyes, a medium complexion and black hair balding on top. The Metropolitan Police Department holds an arrest warrant for Starks, who was charged in District of Columbia Superior Court on Jan. 6 with premeditated first-degree murder while armed.
Anyone with information about Starks is asked to contact the FBI at 202-278-2000 or the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.
Anonymous information may be submitted by text messaging 50411 or online at www.tips.fbi.gov.
This case is being investigated by the FBI/MPD Safe Streets Task Force, which targets violent drug trafficking gangs and attempts to reduce violent crime in the District of Columbia.