Warrant issued for suspect in Malden homicide

Kenneth Manning
Kenneth Manning –Middlesex District Attorney’s office

An arrest warrant was issued on Thursday for a man who allegedly killed a 36-year-old woman in her Malden apartment , according to a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

Police are looking for Kenneth Manning, 35, of Malden. He’s wanted for the murder of Colleen Russell and for larceny of a motor vehicle, according to the DA’s office.

Police responded to a well-being check at the Cliffside Commons apartment complex on Broadway around 9 p.m. Monday. According to the DA’s office, police found Russel dead upon arrival and signs of a struggle inside the apartment. The cause of death was determined to be “sharp force injuries,’’ authorities said.

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Police located Russell’s car in Somerville on Wednesday; however, authorities said they do not believe Manning has an affiliation with Somerville.

Manning was last seen on Tuesday in Somerville wearing dark pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt, authorities said. He has several distinctive tattoos, including a large cross on the back of his neck, a tribal tattoo on his left bicep, and the grim reaper on his left calf.

Middlesex District Attorney’s office

Police are urging the public not to approach Manning, stating that he is known to carry a knife as well as abuse controlled substances. Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact state police at 781-897-6600 or the Malden Police Department Tip Line at 781-397-7171.

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