Update on I-81 Road Rage Murder Investigation

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from State Police Media Release:

The Pennsylvania State Police today announced updated information in reference to the Interstate 81 homicide which occurred on January 4, 2014, in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

“After extensive examination into the paint transfer evidence that was obtained from the victim’s vehicle, we are focusing our efforts on locating a 1993-1997 Dark Lapis blue (may also appear black depending on the lighting) Ford Ranger pick-up truck that would likely have sustained damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle,” said Lt. Adam Kosheba, Commander, Criminal Investigation Section, Troop H, Harrisburg.

Keeping in mind that we are approaching nearly two months since this incident occurred — we are asking, the public’s assistance in locating vehicles matching the suspect’s vehicle description, added Kosheba.  The person responsible for this homicide may have sought repairs on the vehicle anytime between then and now.

“We are encouraging automobile repair shops and insurance agents to be vigilant in assessing past, present and future claims of vehicle damage to any such vehicles,” said Kosheba.

If any one believes that they may have repaired or authorized such repairs to such a vehicle we are asking that you contact the PA Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-4PA-TIPS.

“We are confident that the suspect vehicle and its driver were observed by several motorists on Interstate 81 between Martinsburg West Virginia Exit 16 and Interstate 70 in Maryland near exit 10,” said Kosheba.  “We also believe that several motorists in Pennsylvania along Interstate 81 South in the vicinity of Exit 3 observed the victim’s vehicle in the median and possibly the suspect vehicle in the area at the time the homicide occurred on January 4, 2014, around 2:00 a.m.”

“Additionally, we are asking that anyone who may be related to or know someone who drives such a vehicle and had or has displayed unusual behavior around the time of this incident also contact our tip line,” said Kosheba.

If you have information on this crime or the person wanted for committing this crime please call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS. All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $10,000.

In addition to the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers reward, the family of Timothy Davison is now offering an additional $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for crime.  The family has also related that they are in the process of developing a website for interested parties to log onto where the public can obtain information on their son.  Further information concerning this website, as well as any reward from the family will be released in the future.

The Pennsylvania State Police strongly believes that someone in the tri-state area has information that they may feel insignificant, however; we need to explore every possible bit of information that will be able to link the suspect vehicle to the person responsible for this crime.

If you see an incident of road rage, have a passenger call 911 or pull over to a safe location to call 911 and report the vehicle description, license number and your location.  Do not engage the other driver and take steps to create distance between you and the aggressive driver.


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