After purportedly shooting her boyfriend to death in a rental car and abandoning his body in an alley, a woman from Pennsylvania expressed dissatisfaction with her cleaning efforts to the authorities.
Brook Lynn Lank, 24, was arrested as a suspect in the shooting soon after the discovery of the deceased man's remains, identified as 22-year-old Anthony Lofton, as declared in a statement by the Allegheny County Police.
A Concerned Citizen Called The Body In
At approximately 6:29 a.m. on March 13, law enforcement officers were notified of a deceased male in Derby Alley. Upon arriving at the scene, they discovered Lofton with a gunshot wound to his head, prompting the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit to launch an investigation. Lank was apprehended later that day.
Lank Was Pretty Open With The Police
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette referred to court records revealing that Lank informed the police that she and Lofton had a disagreement while she was driving, and he was seated beside her. The argument began when Lofton purportedly requested Lank to take him to McKeesport to conduct a drug transaction.
According to her statement, Lofton threatened her with a firearm, but Lank seized the weapon and shot him in the head. Subsequently, she fired two additional shots after noticing that Lofton was still alive.
She Tried To Clean Up Her Crime, But Not Every Well
According to court records, after shooting Lofton, Lank disposed of the gun by throwing it out of the car window. She then contacted Germelle Phillips and requested his assistance in discarding the body. Phillips was not charged with a crime, suggesting that he might have refused her request.
Lank Was Tracked Down Using GPS
Reports say Lank was driving a rental car with GPS at the time of the incident and was captured on surveillance footage. When apprehended by the police, they found blood on some of the car seats. Lank admitted to attempting to clean it up, but conceded, "I obviously did not do a very good job."