Search is on for Tuscaloosa Rapist/Murderer

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Investigators are searching for a man
suspected of raping two women in Tuscaloosa, leaving one dead.

Officers have obtained warrants charging 30-year-old Ellis Lamont Patton with capital murder, rape, sodomy and kidnapping.

Patton is suspected of killing 46-year-old Angela Quick Lavender
at her apartment on Tuesday.

Police say Patton and Lavender had been involved in a relationship.

Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Capt. Loyd Baker says she was strangled.

Police say the other rape victim lived in the same apartments.


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