Parents Of Slain 22-Year-Old Say Threats Forced Them To Move Out Of State

JAMESTOWN – Howard Ownbey and Shana Workman, the parents of slain 22-year-old, Dyllan Ownbey, say they’ve been forced to move out of the state because they’ve received death threats in the wake of their son’s murder.  

Ownbey said that he’s “very angry” and that confused by the lack of information that his family has received from investigators working on the case.

“We’ve given them (police) enough evidence to put somebody away,” Ownbey said. “I guess I’m not seeing the big picture here. I know they’re trying to make an arrest and make it stick and get a big arrest or a big bust but they don’t let us know anything.”

Jamestown Police have been extremely responsive to our requests for status updates on this case but have been tight-lipped about what evidence they’ve collected thus far.

Dyllan Ownbey was stabbed to death exactly one month ago today in the area of Willard and Peterson Streets.

“The kid had a good head on his shoulders,” said Ownbey. “He was wanting to move out of the area and get his life together.”

Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings encouraged citizens to keep reporting information to (716) 483-TIPS or via the free Jamestown PD App which can be downloaded via the Google Play Store or IOS store.


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  1. The city Detectives need some outside help on Murder Investigations as well as Drug Abuse. Not enough Training shows up every time there is a major crime.

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