‘Crossbow Killer’ Who Allegedly Murdered Neighbor Over Noise Was Found Dead

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January 15, 2018World News
‘Crossbow Killer’ Who Allegedly Murdered Neighbor Over Noise Was Found Dead
Anthony Lawrence. (Humberside Police)

A man wanted for the suspected murder of his neighbor was found dead in a vehicle on Sunday, Jan. 14, according to police.

Police found Anthony Lawrence’s body in a vehicle in a rural location in the United Kingdom, Humberside Police said in a statement on Jan. 14.

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Shane Gilmer and Laura Sugden. (For you Shane Gilmer!!!/GoFundMe)

The 55-year-old, who went missing two days prior, was wanted by police in connection to the murder of Shane Gilmer, 30, and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend Laura Sugden, 27, on Friday, Jan. 12.

“We will now look to establish the full details of the incident and continue to gather witness statements and evidence as part of this ongoing investigation,” police spokesperson Stewart Miller said in a statement on Jan. 15.

According to locals, the couple was attacked by their neighbor, Lawrence, after an ongoing row over loud noise, reported the Telegraph. Neighbors in the area said Lawrence had reportedly complained about the sound coming from the couple’s house in recent months.

“He’d gone round a month before and threatened them to keep the noise down,” one neighbor, who was unnamed, told the newspaper.

“They were apparently being too noisy. Shane and Laura lived next door to him, but hadn’t been there long. This Anthony Lawrence guy wasn’t happy about the noise,” he said.

“It sounds like a horror movie,” he added.

On Friday, Lawrence complained to the couple again about the noise but things turned ugly. Both Gilmer and Sugden were found injured in their home and rushed to the hospital. A crossbow was found at the scene, reported Sky News.

Gilmer later died at the hospital while Sugden suffered from non-life threatening injuries. Both she and her unborn child were in a stable condition on Jan. 15, reported the news station.

“Shane’s family continues to be supported by our specially trained officers and we would ask for consideration as they come to terms with their tragic loss,” police said.


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