Man accused of stabbing DC woman 29 times still at large, officials say

- A man who has been on the run for eight months after stabbing a DC woman more than two dozen times remains at large, according to officials.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations said 34-year-old Elliott Avery Starks brutally stabbed 40-year-old Antina Pratt to death in a wooded area on the Suitland Parkway-Buena Vista Bike Trail.

Pratt’s body was discovered the afternoon of Nov. 8 near the 2600 Block of Pomeroy Road, SE. Her family told FOX 5 that Pratt was stabbed 29 times.

DC police released chilling video showing Pratt walking home that evening.

“She didn’t make it home this night and it really sends chills down your spine," her sister Alondia Thomas said. "Just the thought that was the last time I saw her walking."

Pratt's family, who called her "Tina," told FOX 5 that Starks was identified by DNA testing.

“We want people to know our sister was important. She meant something to us," Pratt's sister Alecia McDonald said. “No one should have had to go through that horror, that suffering. To be tormented and then discarded as if she was trash. So I want people to know that Tina was loved. She had three sons who are now motherless."

Starks was described by officials as standing about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, having brown eyes, a medium complexion and black hair with balding on top.

Officials said Starks, who’s wanted for premeditated first-degree murder while armed, should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in locating Starks was urged to call the FBI at (202) 278-2000.

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