GARDNER, Mass. (WWLP) — Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the death of his wife at their Gardner home Sunday morning.

According to Massachusetts State Police Spokesperson Dave Procopio, the victim is identified as 30-year-old Breanne Pennington of 42 Cherry St. 

The man pictured below is 33-year-old Aaron Pennington of Gardner, and the Massachusetts State Police and Gardner Police are seeking him. He has blonde hair, and blue eyes, is 6-feet-2-inches tall, and about 175 pounds. Police consider him armed and dangerous.

Aaron Pennington, 33, of Gardner

According to police reports, a neighbor called 911 just before 9:15, after the couple’s four children came to their house crying. When police arrived five minutes later, Pennington was already gone and his wife was dead in an upstairs bedroom.

Investigators said they learned by conducting interviews, and from surveillance video, that the couple had been dealing with marital issues for some time, and that she had been planning to move to Texas with the children to be away from Pennington.

He is believed to be driving a white 2013 BMW with a Massachusetts Veterans plate reading 8A30. He may have attached one of the following registrations:

  • Texas plate: DTZ3103
  • California plate: 6CWN728

If you see Pennington or the vehicle, contact police at 978-632-5600. Police are saying not to approach Pennington because he could be armed.

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