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WJTN News Bulletin for Fri., May 12, 2023

(update)JPD identifies victim as search continues for Michael Burham in connection with homicide...
The search is continuing today for a local man wanted for questioning in connection with the death of a Jamestown woman early Thursday morning on the city's southside.  And, late this morning, JPD identified the victim as 34 year-old Kala Hodgkin.  City Police Chief and Public Safety Director Tim Jackson says "our thoughts and prayers are with the family and everyone involved."  He says officers were called to 125 William St. shortly before 4:30 a.m. on a report of an "unresponsive female."  Jackson says they are looking for 34 year-old Michael Burham... who is believed to be "armed and dangerous."  He says contact police immediately, and "the public should not approach him."  City police say they've received several tips on their confidential tips line... and, some have been helpful.  A short time after late night's press conference at City Hall... police announced that Burnham's red-colored, 2018 Dodge flat-bed truck was found.  Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt was also at the press conference... and says his office is working with several agencies on the case -- including the FBI.  Schmidt says the Warren County District Attorney's office did assist with obtaining a search warrant.  Burham is believed to be in either the Jamestown... or Warren, Pennsylvania areas.  If you have any information on his whereabouts... call JPD immediately at 716-483-7537... or the anonymous tip line at 483-8477.