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Manhunt for Jamestown suspect Michael Burham reaches to South Carolina

North Charleston Police are asking people to avoid certain areas. The FBI has been involved with the search for Burham, who is considered armed and dangerous.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The Jamestown Police Department is still looking for a possibly armed and dangerous man.

Last week, the Jamestown Police announced they were looking for Michael Burham.

It was announced Sunday that the Jamestown Police Department is now working with the Pennsylvania State Police and authorities in South Carolina to find Burham.

North Charleston Police in South Carolina are asking people to avoid certain areas. The FBI has been involved with the search.

"The North Charleston Police Department has been assisting the FBI throughout the day. There is an increased law enforcement presence in the woods and area behind the Walmart at Rivers Ave to the Hanahan line. We urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity," North Charleston Police said Sunday evening.

North Charleston Police said officers were dispatched to a Rivers Avenue address "in reference to a kidnapping" and that the officers "met with two victims."

The two people told police "they live in Pennsylvania and were kidnapped from their house and driven to North Charleston by the suspect."

Police added that he was "last seen wearing clothing on the right, a dark baseball cap, blue jeans, and light T-shirt. May no longer have facial hair and changed hair style."

Kala M. Hodgkin, 34, of Jamestown, has been identified as the homicide victim.

Burham's truck, a red Dodge Ram, was located last week based on information provided in an anonymous tip.

Jamestown Police say that Burham rented a car in Warren, Pennsylvania, drove to the area of the murder, then drove to the area of an arson before driving the rental car back the next morning. 

Jamestown Police now have that rental car but believe Burham was picked up in Warren, then got a ride out of the area.  

Police have questioned his family and do not believe Burham's immediate family is assisting him in any way. He is considered armed and dangerous.  

Crime Stoppers WNY is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Michael Burham. Burham is believed to be in Jamestown or in the Warren, Pa., area. 

Anyone with information about his location can reach out to Crime Stoppers at 716-867-6161 or with the Crime Stoppers Mobile App.

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