State Police search for murder suspect, believe he may be in the Meadville area

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UPDATE 3:46pm:  State Police are actively looking for Martell in the Meadville area.  State Police had surrounded the former Days Inn on Route 322, acting on a tip that he was seen there.  That search has turned up empty, but they continue to search in the area. 

According to PA State Police, officers are investigating the homicide of 82-year-old Theodore Garver of Springboro.

Police say the victim was killed at a residence on Parker Road then moved to an area off of Reeds Corner Road, just south of where the body of the victim was recovered by state police.  Information obtained during the investigation led to a homicide charge filed against 36-year-old Kenneth Martell.  They also say the motive may have had something to do with a theft.

Police ask that anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Martell to contact Pennsylvania State Police at 814-332-6911.

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