Update: Steubenville police identify woman killed in Monday incident
STEUBENVILLE — The 32-year-old woman who apparently was murdered at her home on Maxwell Avenue Monday has been identified as Brittany Littlejohn, Police Chief Bill McCafferty said Tuesday morning.
Littlejohn’s body was found near her home at 417 Maxwell, where police had responded earlier after getting reports of breaking glass. Discovering a fire in the living room area, officers kicked in the back door and were able to rescue a small dog from the kitchen, but heavy smoke prevented them from going through the rest of the residence.
After firefighters extinguished the blaze, the scene was turned over to detectives. McCafferty had said evidence was located there that led detectives to believe Littlejohn had met with foul play. Her body was located “a short distance from the scene of the fire,” McCafferty said Monday.
Police have identified Jason Cortez Twiley, 27, as a person of interest in Littlejohn’s death. McCafferty described Twiley as a black male standing about 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing about 220 pounds,