published Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Park Service: Man sought in Florida killing may be in Smokies

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    Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers are searching in the park for a man wanted in connection to a first degree murder charge in Florida. James Quilliams, age 40, may have been dropped off near Gatlinburg.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

GATLINBURG — Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are searching the park today for a 40-year-old Sevierville man wanted in the killing of a woman in Florida.

James Quilliams may have been left near Gatlinburg early Wednesday by a woman companion who was arrested for DUI about 6:45 a.m. by Pigeon Forge police, according to the national park.

He’s described as being 6 feet 2 inches. 215 pounds with short gray hair and goatee. He may be wearing a black trench coat, black dress pants and tennis shoes.


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