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March 5, 2014

BREAKING NEWS - Arrest warrant issued in Wolfe sisters' slayings

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police have charged the neighbor of two East Liberty sisters found slain inside their home earlier this month with killing them.

Allen Wade, 43, has not yet been arrested in the deaths of Susan and Sarah Wolfe, who were found shot to death in the basement of their Chistlett Street home Feb. 7. He faces charges of homicide, burglary and robbery.

Police found the pair after co-workers of Susan Wolfe, a 44-year-old teacher's aide, grew concerned that she had not come to work that day.

Susan Wolfe left work about 5 p.m. the day before she and her sister were found dead. Susan Wolfe told a co-worker she had an appointment that night but did not provide further details, and police have not discussed the meeting.

Each of the women died of a single gunshot wound to the head and sustained additional injuries, which Allegheny County medical examiner Karl Williams declined to describe.

Surveillance footage factored heavily into the investigation.

Police obtained video from a Sunoco in the 500 block of North Highland Avenue and from the Carnegie Library's East Liberty branch, near where police found Sarah Wolfe's lime-green Ford Fiesta parked early Feb. 8.

They also obtained video from a nearby shoe store.

Pittsburgh police brought Wade in for hours of questioning Feb. 19 while they searched his home for evidence early into Feb. 20.

Reached by the Post-Gazette the day before he was taken in for questioning, Wade said did not hear any commotion at the sisters' home on the night before they were found dead. He said following a hearing last week in which his landlord attempted to evict him, that he felt the media had published "lies" about him and that his name would eventually be cleared.

"I am not a monster," he said.

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