East Liberty Double Murder Suspect Declares Innocence
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The man accused of killing two sisters in East Liberty in February claims he is innocent.
Pittsburgh Police have made this case a priority over the last month. Today, they have a suspect in custody as the investigation continues.
Allen Wade, 43, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the murders of Sarah and Susan Wolfe.
The sisters were found shot to death on Feb. 7 inside of the home they shared on Chislett Street in East Liberty.
Wade was their neighbor.
Wade briefly spoke to reporters as he was being led out of police headquarters.
“I am innocent and I feel like I didn’t do anything wrong. And I feel like somebody is trying to set me up to take the fall for this,” he said.
According to police, surveillance video shows Wade using the victims’ debit cards at an ATM and also ditching their car.
He was wearing gray sweatpants, which were later recovered, and contain DNA evidence.
The victims in this case moved to Pittsburgh from Iowa, where they have another sister who is a lawmaker.
Rep. Mary Wolfe released a statement saying:
“I’m extremely appreciative of the hard work and dedication of the Pittsburgh law enforcement community and of the unwavering support my family and I have received.”
Police have not commented on a motive for the killings or said whether they believe the sisters were targeted.
Last night, police questioned a man and a woman in connection with this case. Police said neither was a suspect and the man was charged in an unrelated case for failing to register as a sex offender.