DETECTIVES have released a picture of a man wanted in connection with the murder of Wolverhampton local Herman ‘Louis’ Simpson.
Dylan Jackson, aged 20 of no fixed address, is being sought by police after Mr Simpson was stabbed to death around 8.30pm on Monday (13 April) evening at a flat in Compton Road.
Detective Inspector Warren Hines is leading the investigation. He said: “Our investigation is moving swiftly and we now have a suspect who we urgently need to trace.
“I would appeal to Dylan directly to contact me as soon as possible, but equally I would ask anyone who knows of his whereabouts to ring 101.
“Our thoughts remain with Mr Simpson’s family as we attempt to bring his murderer to justice as swiftly as possible.”
Mr Simpson’s family spoke of their loss: “Louis was a very unique person. He was a loyal son, a supporting and loving brother and he was an extremely proud father of his son whom he was so happy for when he graduated from Swansea University last year.
“We as a family have been overwhelmed with the messages of condolence and support. Louis would be absolutely amazed at how well thought of he was.
“We look forward to the police apprehending the offender who took Louis from us so we can begin our journey toward justice. All we want now is Louis returned to us so he can be laid to rest.”
Jackson should not be approached, but anyone who sees him should contact police immediately.
Information on his whereabouts can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Three people arrested in connection with the murder have been released without charge. They are being treated as witnesses and are helping the investigation.