While police did not confirm the suspect’s name, the Associated Press reported 32-year-old Dante Hawes of Dayton was found dead in a vehicle June 23 in Falkville, Alabama. Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn said Hawes was suspected of killing his girlfriend and a young girl, according to the AP report.
Johns said Friday the investigation into the deaths of Nelson and Guynn is ongoing.
“We’re still doing the criminal investigation on this to see what other avenues we can actually follow to hold anybody accountable in this case or to prevent it from happening again in the future,” he said.
He also revealed officers responded to the home about 12 hours prior to the welfare check on a report of a domestic dispute.
“It appears the homicide happened after law enforcement left the house,” Johns said.