Police search for man accused of killing UNC-Charlotte professor

- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is searching for a man who they believe killed his girlfriend, who was a professor at UNC-Charlotte. 

Police said Donny Lewis Franklin, 45, is responsible for the murder of Jeannine Skinner, 35. 

Skinner was found dead in her townhome at 11:37 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1. at the Lofts at Charleston Row in the 9300 block of Kings Parade Boulevard in the Ayrsley neighborhood. 

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Franklin was last seen driving a burgundy Jeep with a tag displaying 0512-KN.

CMPD said Franklin should be considered armed and dangerous, and possibly suicidal. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 704-336-VCAT or 911. 

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