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Man being sought after woman killed in Charlotte's Ayrsley community

Franklin (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police) Franklin (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police)
Franklin's vehicle (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police) Franklin's vehicle (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police)
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Police are asking for the public's help locating a man wanted for murder after a woman was killed in the Ayrsley community in southwest Charlotte Friday. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police tweeted about the homicide investigation just before 1 p.m. Friday, saying the investigation was underway at an apartment in the 9300 block of Kings Parade Boulevard. 

Police say they received a call to do a welfare check at one of the apartments around 1:37 a.m. and found a woman with "obvious trauma." The woman, who was later identified as 35-year-old Jeannine Shante Skinner, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Just after 10:30 p.m., police said 45-year-old Donny Lewis Franklin was wanted for murder in Skinner's death. They said Franklin, who should be considered armed and dangerous and possibly suicidal, may be driving a burgundy Jeep with NC plate 0512KN.

CMPD said the incident may have been domestic related. 

"We are looking at leads now," said Major Freda Lester. "It appears to be or possibly domestic violence related and we’re trying to track down someone she was involved in a relationship with to see if they were involved in this incident."

If you have any information about the homicide or Franklin's whereabouts you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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