Detectives with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police announced Tuesday that they still need the public’s help in finding Terrance Washington, 36, who also goes by the name of Terrence Zeppenfeldt.
Thompson’s family says Washington was the father of Thompson’s youngest child and the two met at the home of one of Washington’s relatives on Rippey Avenue in East Liberty for a family meeting when he declared that Thompson would not take their child.
Thompson’s mother, Robin Payne, says Washington caused her family enormous grief, “gives the baby to his mother. The mother goes out the room one way, he goes out the other way, and comes up cowardly behind her, without her knowing, and shoots her several times in the back of the head, cowardly,” she says of the shooting incident.
Thompson’s brother, Jeffrey Thompson Jr., says Washington has been in touch with a coworker at a barbershop where he worked and that coworker tried to convince him to turn himself in, “he’s been reaching out constantly trying to get money, trying to convince this person, that if he gets 25-thousand dollars, he has enough to pay for a lawyer.
“Police ask that anyone with information on Washington’s whereabouts should call detectives in the crime unit at 412-861-1845.