Search continues for spree killer in southern Alabama

  • Search continues for spree killer in southern Alabama

Search continues for spree killer in southern Alabama

The woman had been shot, and her white 2003 Chrysler Concorde was missing.

In a 1:30pm update from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, new images show Boyette and possible accomplice Mary Rice walking in the woods.

Greer, a mother of three, was allegedly in an abusive relationship with Boyette, the victim's father told ABC affiliate WEAR in Pensacola. All the victims have been random, the sheriff said.

In Pensacola, back on the other side of Perdido Bay, 28-year-old Kayla Crocker's mother anxious when her daughter didn't show up from work. On Friday, 52-year-old Peggy Broz was fatally shot and her auto was stolen.

The last time he spoke with his daughter was a text message conversation in which he asked his daughter if she was back together with Boyette, which she never responded to. Her auto also was stolen.

Authorities said Boyette, accompanied by Mary Craig Rice, broke into Crocker's home, shot her and left her for dead.

Following the latest shooting, police say the duo went to a local gas station and made a purchase before traveling to a local Hardee's restaurant for breakfast.

"In short we have a killer, he is in our midst. everyone, and I mean everyone, should be aware of this, should be aware of what they look like", Simmons said.

On Monday afternoon, Escambia County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Chip Simmons warned the public to be on the lookout for William "Billy" Boyette, 44, and Mary Rice, 37, who are suspected of shooting a young mother during a home invasion near Pensacola on Monday, and taking her vehicle.

"There was sufficient time if you will for her to make an escape".

Rice was identified as a suspect at a 4:00 press conference by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, who says enough evidence has been compiled against Rice to name her as a suspect.

Authorities are still considering Boyette and Rice armed and risky. Boyette appears to be armed with a handgun in the images. Police declined to say where they received the photograph, citing only a "surveillance system".

The Escambia County and Santa Rosa County sheriff's offices in Florida and the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office in Alabama are among the law enforcement agencies involved in the search.

Kayla Crocker, on the other hand, managed to survive an attack from the pair after they invaded her home. He added that while the measures may seem extreme, "we're dealing with an extreme situation here".

Schools in both Baldwin and Escambia counties will be open Tuesday, though spokespeople for both have indicated they are in close touch with authorities.