This is a very sad case.
Neighbors recall seeing lights on through the night at the home of Sarah and Susan Wolfe on Chislett Street in East Liberty.
“The third floor, the second floor, the first floor, I just thought that was unusual,” neighbor Mary Anne Lipinski said on Saturday.
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Considering that the home had been ransacked in December and then Thursday night - when the murders probably occurred - neighbors reported seeing lights on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the house, it sounds like someone was looking for a specific item in the house. Neighbors also reported it being a low-crime neighborhood, so it appears the perp had a specific target or purpose.
Since the Wolfe sister hadn't lived in the house long, I'm inclined to think they were not the actual targets but unexpectedly walked into a burglary in progress. Who lived in the house previously and why did they move? I'm thinking that the previous owner may hold the key to finding the killer, if LE doesn't already have a suspect.
I wonder how long Susan's 5:30 appointment lasted Thursday evening. Could Sarah have been dead before Susan got home? The killer may have taken each woman to the basement before shooting her so that the shots would be muffled and not reported.
It's puzzling why the killer would take Sarah's car and ditch it about a mile away, unless it was to escape the crime scene quicker and with a lower likelihood of being noticed. He would have found the car key easily if Sarah walked in while he was in the house. It would have been convenient for him if Sarah carried the car and house key on the same chain. By locking the door and taking the car, too, it could suggest to people checking up on them that the women had gone somewhere together.
Since the car was found not far from the neighborhood, and the perp apparently didn't drive his own vehicle to the Wolfe's house, he likely lives nearby.
I hope there is sufficient evidence to find and lock away forever whoever did this to two beautiful, gifted and much loved women.
Thus, cases of injustice, and oppression, and tyranny, and the most extravagant bigotry, are in constant occurrence among us every day. It is the custom to trumpet forth much wonder and astonishment at the chief actors therein setting at defiance so completely the opinion of the world; but there is no greater fallacy; it is precisely because they do consult the opinion of their own little world that such things take place at all, and strike the great world dumb with amazement. ~ Nicholas Nickleby