PHILADELPHIA MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER & WANTED IN FATAL STABBING OF GIRLFRIEND


ATLANTIC CITY— A 59 year-old Philadelphia man is charged with murder and is currently wanted by law enforcement in connection to the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City on Friday night, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Frankie E. Lane

On June 11, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Atlantic City Police Officers responded the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, for a report of a deceased female with multiple stab wounds inside a hotel room. The female was identified as Sharon Whaley, 57, of Philadelphia, Pa.

After a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and members of the Atlantic City Police Department, Whaley’s boyfriend, Frankie E. Lane has been charged with murder and weapons offenses.  As this investigation continues, Lane is currently wanted on these charges by law enforcement. Whaley’s autopsy will be completed Monday, June 14, 2021.

This is a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Atlantic City Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Anyone with information, regarding this fatal stabbing or any other serious crimes are asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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