Police suspect Bell may be headed to Chicago, where he’s from, or perhaps two other areas where he has connections: Crossville, Tenn., and Albany.
Before the shootings, police said, Bell picked up Benton in Albany, where she was visiting family. About two weeks earlier, Benton had opened her home to Bell and his wife, Danielle Hill-Bell, who had fallen on hard times, police said. Bell’s wife is not a suspect in the killings.
It was unclear how Bell, who weighs about 300 pounds, was traveling. He left his black SUV behind at the crime scene, where police said they found the suspected murder weapon.
“He may be taking public transportation or might’ve acquired a car somehow,” Smith said.