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Man Questioned, Released In East Liberty Double Murder

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Police released a man after questioning him for hours in connection with an East Liberty double homicide.

The man was picked up around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday along Chislett Street in East Liberty and brought to Pittsburgh Police headquarters.

The man walked out of police headquarters at 3 a.m. after spending roughly 12 hours being questioned.

KDKA’s Marty Griffin Reports:

Sources confirm he stood by his story that he knew nothing about the murder of his next door neighbors.

Police say he was not combative; he was not defensive. He didn’t even ask for a lawyer.

He is a next door neighbor of the Wolfe sisters, Susan and Sarah, who were found shot to death in their home on Chislett Street on Feb. 7.

KDKA-TV’s Heather Abraham tried to talk with the neighbor, after he was released by police, but got no answer at his house Thursday morning.

According to Pittsburgh Police Lt. Kevin Kraus that he was released pending further investigation. Additional information was not made available.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done but they’ve made tremendous progress,” Lt. Kraus said.

KDKA’s Marty Griffin Reports:

District Attorney Stephen Zappala said this is a highly sensitive case, with a lot of concerned neighbors and a police force working nonstop.

“The actions of taking these two women’s lives have really scared a lot of people,” Zappala said.

Police were looking for the neighbor after being identified in surveillance images from a gas station near where the sisters’ stolen car was found.

Items found in a trash can may have come from inside the Wolfes’ home.

KDKA’s Heather Abraham Reports:

Meanwhile, police spent quite a while at the man’s home last night after getting a search warrant.

They gathered what is described as a significant number of items from the residence. Police will not discuss what they took from the home; the search warrant is sealed.

The District Attorney tells KDKA the case is far from over and critical to solve.

“Well, we got the murder of two people, two women. It mobilized a lot of people. It concerns the community a great deal,” said Zappala. “There’s a lot of information out there – some of which is accurate, some of which is not. It’s my hope we have the chance to sit down when all of the evidence is in and we get the person or persons responsible for this.”

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