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Pinellas deputies recover vehicles used by double-homicide suspect

Tribune staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said it has recovered two stolen vehicles that were driven by a man accused of killing his girlfriend and a romantic rival.

Sheriff's detectives recovered a Chrysler 200 in Orange County today. On Friday, detectives learned that the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office had located a green Toyota Camry in a wooded area. That vehicle had been burned.

The Chrysler was driven by victim Destynee Burkes, 24, to the La Quinta Inn on Jan. 7. After shooting her execution-style, Jamaal D. Jenkins, 25, took the Chrysler from the motel and drove into the Orlando area, where the vehicle tag was exchanged, detectives said.

At some point Jenkins stole the Toyota, which is thought to be the vehicle he drove to St. Petersburg to fatally shoot Tieyannie Dewitte Hollis, 31, detectives said.

According to detectives, the Toyota was stolen from an apartment complex about 4 miles from where the Chrysler was found.

Detectives are still looking for Jenkins. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at (727) 582-6200; those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

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