Atlantic City Murder Suspect Arrested Without Incident
A Philadelphia man who was wanted for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death in an Atlantic City casino hotel room last weekend has been arrested.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says 59-year-old Frankie E. Lane turned himself in to detectives without incident Monday night at the prosecutor’s office.
Tyner says Atlantic City police responded to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino around 9:45 Friday night for the report of a dead woman who was found inside of a hotel room. Cops found 57-year-old Sharon Whaley of Philadelphia, who apparently died from multiple stab wounds. An investigation led to Whaley's boyfriend, Lee, being charge with murder and weapons offenses.
In a statement, Tyner said, "I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies which worked cooperatively to quickly identify and apprehend this suspect. We continue to work diligently in order to obtain more answers as to why this tragedy occurred, so that we can pursue justice for the deceased and her family."
Anyone who may have information on this fatal stabbing is urged to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 909-7800 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers, which offers cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of people who commit crimes in our area, at (609) 652-1234.