SISTERS SLAIN

Pittsburgh police identify witness in Wolfe sisters' slayings

2014-02-18T05:13:00Z 2014-02-19T04:49:09Z Pittsburgh police identify witness in Wolfe sisters' slayingsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 18, 2014 5:13 am  • 

LATEST: PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police have identified and planned to interview a man seen on transit bus video who they've previously said could be a key witness — but is not a suspect — in the slaying of two sisters related to an Iowa lawmaker.

Police aren't releasing the man's name, or saying why they believe he may have helpful information about the slayings of Sarah and Susan Wolfe. They were found dead in the home they shared Feb. 7.

Police on Monday released bus surveillance photos of the man from the evening before the women were found dead.

The sisters were found dead of single gunshot wounds to their heads and there was no sign of forced entry into the home.

Their sister, Mary Wolfe, is a Democratic state representative from Clinton, Iowa.


EARLIER REPORT: Pittsburgh police said Tuesday they have identified a man who rode the bus with one of two Wolfe sisters killed earlier this month in East Liberty, Pa., according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's website.


EARLIER REPORT: PITTSBURGH — Police are asking for help from the public in finding a man in connection with the shooting deaths of two sisters of an Iowa state representative in a Pittsburgh home, but they stress that he is not considered a suspect.

Pittsburgh police homicide detectives on Monday distributed pictures of a man they say was on board the Port Authority of Allegheny County bus that Susan Wolfe had ridden on the evening of Feb. 6.

"It should be made clear that this male is not a suspect but merely a witness that could provide homicide detectives with essential information relevant to this investigation," police said in a statement.

Wolfe and her sister Sarah Wolfe were found shot to death the following morning in the basement of the home they shared in the city's East Liberty neighborhood, police said. Authorities said they died of single gunshot wounds to their heads and there was no sign of forced entry into the home. Investigators found Sarah Wolfe's car parked nearly a mile away.

Sarah Wolfe was a psychiatrist for Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Susan Wolfe had recently moved to the area to live with her sister and worked as a teacher's aide at Hillel Academy in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Another sister, Mary Wolfe, is a Democratic state representative from Clinton, Iowa.

Hundreds of people attended a funeral service on Friday in eastern Iowa for the slain sisters, who were remembered by relatives and friends as caring and helpful.

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