PUBLISHED: 23:09 EST, 28 July 2012 | UPDATED: 23:14 EST, 28 July 2012
A 33-year-old who fled after allegedly murdering his church-going elderly parents and abducting his 12-year-old adopted sister has been found with the girl nearly 150 miles away.
Police had launched a massive manhunt for Antonio Whitlow after his parents were found dead at their home in Little Rock, Arkansas and his younger sister, Amber Whitlow, was missing.
They have now been found on foot in Memphis, Tennessee after police ‘received information’. They have been taken into custody and the girl does not show any signs of physical injury, police said.
Fears: Police are searching for Antonio Whitlow, left, after his elderly parents were found murdered in their Arkansas home. They believe he has abducted his 12-year-old adopted sister, Amber, right
Antonio Whitlow was wanted on two counts of capital murder in connection with the slayings of his 65-year-old parents, Annette and Bobby Whitlow, at their home.
A church member alerted authorities to the murder scene at 3 p.m after going to meet with Bobby and Annette Whitlow at their home, where she found the woman’s body inside the doorway.
Police swooped on the scene and also found the man’s body, but have not released how they died.
Little Rock police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said police issued an Amber Alert andreleased a still picture from surveillance video taken near the scene of Whitlow’s car.
Happy family: Annette and Bobby Whitlow, both 65, were found killed in their home by a friend from church on Saturday afternoon. Here they are pictured with their daughter Amber
Edgar Miller, a close friend of the family, told KATV he was struggling with the news of the slayings.
‘It’s sad,’ he said. ‘It’s horrible and it’s really hard to digest right now. It’s a hurting things. We’re going to suffer a great loss.
‘[Bobby’s] daughter was the same age as my grandson and they would always come down. My grandson would always come down and play with them.’
The murders come just two days after Annette Whitlow celebrated her birthday, according to her husband’s Facebook page.
Religious: Bobby, left, worked as a pastor and preacher and the couple was active in the community
‘Getaway vehicle’: Police also released this surveillance camera image of Antonio Whitlow’s car. They do not know where he is going but believe he has his younger sister with him
Bobby Whitlow describes himself as ‘a pastor, teacher, singer’ and preacher with two sons and a daughter with his wife of 45 years. It also indicates he was in the U.S. Army.
Police have not yet released details of the murders and do not know of a motive, they said.
Outside the Whitlows’ home, neighbors huddled around yellow caution tape Saturday evening as investigators wheeled a yellow body bag out to the coroner’s van.