The Worcester District Attorney’s Office issued a murder warrant on Wednesday for 33-year-old Aaron Pennington, suspecting him of the fatal shooting of his wife, Breanne Pennington. Breanne was discovered dead from gunshot wounds in their Gardner, Massachusetts residence earlier this week.
State law enforcement, aided by aerial support from the Massachusetts State Police Airwing, have been meticulously searching a 500-acre area known as Camp Collier since Monday. This location is where Aaron’s car was found abandoned 1,500 feet deep into the woods. The vehicle is believed to have been left shortly after the incident.
Authorities have noted Aaron’s previous mental health challenges and past suicide attempt. There’s an ongoing investigation into any specialized skills he might have acquired during his tenure in the Air Force.
While the search continues, the Gardner Police are requesting the public’s assistance in reviewing any footage from trail cameras, specifically in the Old County area of Ashburnham to the Route 101 vicinity. However, the public is advised against direct search efforts due to potential safety concerns. Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. emphasized the invaluable role of community tips in such investigations. Gardner Police Chief Eric McAvene reiterated the need for public vigilance, warning that Aaron might be armed and any sightings should be immediately reported to the police.