‘Dangerous’ Murder Suspect Leaves Abandoned Car In Albany
Police say he is a danger to whichever community he may be in and may be armed and dangerous. His whereabouts are not known, but Leroy Headley's vehicle was left abandoned in Albany and police are warning residents to be on the lookout.
According to the Burlington Free Press, Headley is suspected of shooting and killing his longtime partner Anako "Annette" Lumumba, 33, in a South Burlington apartment on May 3. "To this day, his current whereabouts remain unknown," said Chief Trevor Whipple. "That's why we come back to the media, we come back to the public asking for further assistance."
He is also wanted on a sexual assault charge in an unrelated case involving a minor. News 10 ABC reports that police say his car was abandoned in Albany and is known to have resided in Jamaica. He has frequently traveled to Brooklyn and Queens.
Detective Chris Bataille, the lead investigator in South Burlington, said Headley should still be considered armed and dangerous and that, based on his criminal history, police are concerned "he may pose further threat to whatever community he is currently residing in."
Headley's car was found on May 18 in Albany, New York. He had called his lawyer four days prior and said he would turn himself in to authorities. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of murder suspect Leroy Headley.
Those with information about Headley's whereabouts or the case can contact Bataille at (802) 846-4111.
Leroy Headley (Photo courtesy of South Bennington Police)