Police locate man suspected of killing missing Irondale motel owners

Police locate man suspected of killing Irondale motel owners

IRONDALE, AL (WBRC) - Authorities have located the man suspected to be responsible for the disappearance of two motel owners, who are now feared dead.

U.S. Marshals located 27-year-old Steven Richard Mulkey at a hotel in Staunton, Virginia on Monday around 4 p.m.

Mulkey is a maintenance worker at the Siesta Motel on Crestwood Boulevard.

Mulkey is a white male, described as being 6-foot-one-inch tall, 164-pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

The owners are in their late-70s. Investigators say they found blood around the Siesta motel’s office, and the safe was missing. Mulkey was caught on video entering the office and assaulting the owners on Sept. 16. The Siesta Motel has been closed since January.

Officers discovered their car at the USA Economy Lodge on Friday, Sept. 21, where Mulkey had been staying on and off.

Investigators issued a capital murder warrant without bond for Mulkey’s arrest.

State, local and federal officials assisted with the search.

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