Gardner homicide victim ID’d as Aaron Pennington’s wife; search continues

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GARDNER – The young woman found dead inside her home over the weekend has been identified, the Worcester County District Attorney James Early Jr.’s office announced Monday.

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Following a report of a disturbance on Sunday, Oct. 22, at about 9:14 a.m., police found Breanne Pennington, 30, dead inside her home on 42 Cherry Street.

The prime suspect, 33-year-old Aaron Pennington, was identified as Breanne’s husband, NBC10 Boston reported. The couple’s four children, aged 2, 5, 7, and 9, sought refuge with a neighbor and are now under the care of the Department of Children and Families, Early said in a press conference Sunday night.

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Police describe Aaron as a white male, with blonde hair, blue eyes, standing 6’2″ tall and weighing around 175 pounds. He might be driving a white 2013 BMW Model 320 with a Massachusetts veteran plate numbered “8A30.” Authorities say he might have switched to Texas plates “DTZ3103” or California plates “6CWN728.”

The Gardner Police Department (978-632-5600) and the Massachusetts State Police (508-829-8236) urge anyone with information on Pennington or the mentioned vehicle to contact them immediately. The public is strongly cautioned against approaching Pennington, as he may be armed.

The search for Pennington is ongoing.

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