Authorities search for Aaron Carter’s cause of death as clues emerge on Facebook
The woman charged in the death of Aaron Carter has been charged with murder, prosecutors said on Thursday.
The New York Police Department said in a statement to ABC News that detectives are looking for a “male Caucasian” in connection to the death of Aaron Carter, who was found dead on a vacant lot on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on July 5, 2017.
The NYPD arrested 25-year-old Amanda Knox on Wednesday on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Knox is out on bail and is set to be arraigned in Manhattan court on September 9th. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case is being treated as a civil matter.
Authorities also raided Knox’s home Tuesday.
A police spokesperson said that “during the execution of a search warrant executed at Knox’s residence she attempted to flee and was eventually caught and arrested.”
It was not clear when police searched the residence.
Knox was released from jail on Thursday on her own recognizance, according to court documents.
The Associated Press first reported new details in the case on Thursday.
Knox’s attorney, Charles J. Raud, told the AP that she is co-operating with authorities.
“We do believe that she will be granted her wish to cooperate with law enforcement,” Raud told the AP.
Carter, 26, was fatally shot in an unlicensed area at about 7:45 p.m. July 5 in a residential neighborhood on the Upper West Side.
Police have said there is no evidence that Knox was involved in his death. Knox has denied any involvement.
Authorities said she is a person of interest, and is being questioned as a potential witness. Police have said that they are not looking for her in relation to a potential case against a different person.