A 49-year-old Clovis man suspected of fatally stabbing two women early Saturday morning and then fleeing was still at large Saturday evening, the Clovis Police Department said.
A witness identified Dave Thomas McCann as the suspect.
Officers responding to reports of a stabbing at a home on the 700 block of West Omaha Avenue around 4 a.m. found two dead women inside.
Police Chief Matthew Basgall said the motive is unknown.
McCann, 49, is 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He may be driving a 16-foot white Penske moving truck with the license plate number 2504522.
He is considered dangerous, and police are asking anyone with information regarding his location to call the Clovis Police Department at 559-324-2800.
The names of the victims weren’t immediately released. Basgall said the victims, suspect and witness all knew one another, but the exact nature of the relationships was not immediately disclosed.
Teri Hickman, a neighbor who lived directly across the street from the victims, said they were a mother and daughter who had lived in the home for the past seven years. Hickman said that McCann was married to the younger woman, but she filed for divorce last week and had been attempting to obtain a restraining order.
“We’d gone out to dinner with them, and I never would have thought,” Hickman said. McCann was originally from England, Hickman said, but had left last year.
“He came back a couple days ago to get his stuff, but they turned him away,” Hickman said.
Capt. Tom Roberts said officers recovered a weapon that may have been used in the murders but were waiting for DNA processing to confirm it.
There were no prior calls related to disturbances at the address, Roberts said.
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