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Planes Used In Hunt For Murder Suspect

The Civil Air Patrol was summoned Thursday to help search for a Athol man suspected of killing his wife and daughter.

There has been no sign of Vern Henry, 44, who has been missing since at least early Monday morning when his wife, Connie and 18-year-old daughter Heather were discovered shot to death at their home. “We had one possible sighting Monday afternoon” that yielded nothing, said Kootenai County Sheriff’s Capt. Ben Wolfinger.

“We have increased the search to use aircraft to see if he stashed his car in the area,” Wolfinger said. It is unusual for a suspect to disappear so quickly, he said.

There is a warrant for Henry’s arrest charging him with two counts of first-degree murder. Deputies have been searching the area for four days and issued an alert nationwide and in Canada.

, DataTimes