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Manhunt for Massachusetts Family Man Wanted in Murder of Wife, Mom of 4, Leads to His Abandoned BMW

Massachusetts police on Monday night located a vehicle belonging to Aaron Pennington, the Gardner man wanted for questioning in connection with the Sunday homicide of his wife.

Breanne “Breezy” Pennington, 30, was found dead inside their Cherry Street residence on Sunday. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Family Services safely took four children who were home at the time of Breanne’s death into state custody, according to local and state authorities.

Investigators found Aaron’s abandoned, white BMW “in a wooded area at Camp Collier,” a Boy Scout camp in Gardner.

“After a perimeter was established around the car, the Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team determined that the car was unoccupied,” Massachusetts State Police said in a Tuesday morning press release. “After clearing the car, STOP Troopers, MSP K9 Unit teams and the MSP Air Wing conducted a search of the surrounding wooded area and did not locate PENNINGTON.”

Detectives are currently searching the area for any signs of Pennington’s whereabouts. The Worcester District Attorney’s Office will release information regarding the results of the search later today.

Local police issued a shelter-in-place order to residents on Kelton Street in Gardner on Monday evening between 6 and 10 p.m., according to WBZ News.

Authorities said Monday that Pennington, 33, should be considered “armed and dangerous” and are asking members of the public not to approach him directly but to call police if they see him.

Court documents obtained by WBZ show that the couple’s four children went to a neighbor’s house on Sunday and said their mother was crying in her bedroom and that they could not find their father. The couple had been having marital issues “for quite some time,” and Breanne apparently had plans to move to Texas with their children, the outlet reported.

When police arrived, they found Breanne dead after she had apparently been shot in the face, according to WBZ, citing court records.

Pennington is a White male, standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. 

Aaron Pennington’s LinkedIn profile states that he works for Raytheon with a high-level security clearance, but Raytheon said it does not have an employee by that name. His LinkedIn profile also says he served in the U.S. Air Force.

Breanne Pennington’s social media posts suggested the family had just recently moved from California to Massachusetts.

“We’re in the middle of buying this awesome house built in 1880 in north central Massachusetts,” she wrote in a Facebook group for old homes, along with photos of the house on Cherry Street where she was found dead. Other posts indicate that she and her husband were renovating the house, which she described as a colonial revival. 

Aaron Pennington wrote multiple Facebook posts about his love for his wife and family, calling her the most “important human being on this earth” and “very smart” in one such post.

Authorities are asking anyone with information regarding Pennington’s whereabouts not to approach him and to contact the Massachusetts State Police at 508-829-8236 or the Gardner Police Department at 978-632-5600.

Source : Fox News