The brother of former Pittsburgh steeler Antwaan Randle El surrendered to police over the weekend over the death of two women in Wisconsin, the authorities said.
The 33-year-old Marcus Randle El, who also played football at the University of Wisconsin, surrendered to the Chicago police on Saturday and faces two charges of deliberate first-degree murder, the authorities said at a press conference.
A passing motorist found Seairaha Winchester (30) and Brittany McAdory (27) who suffered multiple gunshot wounds on February 10 in the southern city of Janesville, Wisconsin. They were taken to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
Investigators believe Randle El stole the women's SUV after the shootings and dropped it along I-294 near Justice, Illinois, about 30 miles northwest of his homewood, Illinois hometown, the Janesville Gazette reported.
The early morning video at a TA Express gas station shows two SUV victims, Janesville Lt. Charles Aagaard told reporters at a press conference. The investigation found that Randle El was in the area at the time and, according to Aagaard, was planning to meet her.
The police said Randle El and the two women knew each other but gave no further details, the newspaper reported.
Even though he surrendered himself, according to the report, Randle El has not confessed to the murders.
He is extradited back to Wisconsin while the authorities are working on a motive for the murders.
"Because it's still going, we have a good framework for it and we want to investigate further to find out what that is," Aagaard said, according to WKOW.
Randle El played wide receiver for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2004 to 2007. He was beaten for battery after an argument with a woman on campus in 2005 and again later that year for beating a teammate, WMTV reported. He was sentenced to 18 months' probation and sentenced to an anger management course.
Randle El was on probation at the time of the two murders after he was in prison in 2014 for an incident in which he kidnapped his daughter at gunpoint.
Antwaan Randle El spent nine years at the NFL, including as a star receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is currently a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff.
With postal wires