The episode “In Pursuit with John Walsh: A Broken Bond” on Investigation Discovery investigates the gruesome slaying of a 17-year-old girl named Teylyn McAlpin in the city of Asheville, North Carolina, in the month of November 2020. This episode gives insight on the horrible incident, the subsequent investigation, the motive, and how the authorities are soliciting public support to apprehend one of the culprits who is still at large. We’ve got your back if you’re interested in learning more about the investigation, including the identities of the people responsible and their whereabouts at the present time. Shall we get this party started?
How Did Teylyn McAlpin Die?
Teylyn “Tey” McAlpin was a senior at Asheville High School, and she planned to remain in the city of Asheville, North Carolina, after she graduated. His mother, Javelin Duncan, reflected on the fact that her son was a wonderful brother and uncle. The young man, who was 17, possessed an active and outgoing personality. In addition to that, he was the sole parent of a girl who was one year old. As a result, it came as a complete surprise when young Tey was shot and killed by a gunman early on a Saturday morning in November of the year 2020.
On November 28, 2020, at around 8:30 in the morning, the Asheville Police Department received a call to 911 regarding a shooting incident that occurred in Northern Asheville. When police arrived to the location on 90 Gay Street, which is close to the Montford baseball field and the Tempie Avery Montford Center, they discovered a teenage victim who had been shot many times. The responding cops began doing CPR on the injured person as they awaited the arrival of the paramedics; after their arrival, the injured person was transported to Mission Hospital.
However, despite the best efforts of the medical team, the victim could not be rescued, and he ultimately passed away in the hospital as a result of the life-threatening injuries he sustained. Tey’s family was notified by the authorities after his body was found and identified as the young boy who had been found. The authorities have not yet disclosed any additional information on the incident that led to Tey’s death at the hands of individuals who have not been identified.
Who is Responsible for Teylyn McAlpin’s Death?
The fact that she had been attempting to contact her son Tey at the precise time that the awful event was taking place was later confirmed by the fact that her Javelin had been broken. She explained, “At 8:30 I was contacting Tey, seeing where he was at, and at that exact same time he was getting slain at the exact same time I was calling him.” The detectives had a few promising leads that led them to assume that two offenders were engaged in the incident that they were looking into.
A spokesperson for the Asheville Police Department made the following statement on December 4, 2020: “Investigators have identified a 16-year-old and another teen, Dionate Whitson AKA Diontae, of Asheville as assailants and charged them with the first-degree murder of Tey.” The 16-year-old was identified as Dionate Whitson AKA Diontae. On December 8, 2020, the Atlanta Police Department made the announcement that they had taken into custody the 16-year-old suspect in the homicide case in response to mounting pressure from Tey’s community as well as national coverage of the tragedy.
The investigation was being carried out in conjunction with the Juvenile Justice Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, and their goal was to apprehend the alleged killer. The fact that the alleged killer was a minor meant that the authorities could not release any additional details about the case. However, the other individual charged with the murder, Dionate, has not yet turned himself in to the authorities. The assault suspect is still at large, and the APD is asking members of the public for their assistance in locating him by requesting that anyone who sees him immediately report it to the authorities.
Additionally, the spokesperson had issued a warning that Dionate should be regarded as dangerous and should be presumed to be armed. According to the information provided, “He is accused with first-degree murder and has been known to be in possession of a weapon.” [Citation needed] In December of 2020, the case was handed over to the Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, which was led by United States Marshals. They are willing to provide a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of Dionate, also known as Diontae Whitson.
Where is Diontae Whitson at this Current Time?
Additionally, it is speculated that Diontae is an energetic participant in the vicious street gang known as “Sex, Money, Murder.” According to sources within the police department, the gang has taken Dionate under their wing and is assisting him in eluding the authorities in their pursuit. The police further indicate that he may be living among the homeless populations of Asheville, Greensboro, Raleigh, or Winston Salem, and that he may be moving about from city to city with the assistance of gang members who are dispersed throughout those locations.
According to sources within the police department, the individual who is making arrangements for Dionate and who is also serving as the gang’s financial accountant is a female. According to the further information provided by the sources, she is providing Diontae with money in order to assist him in evading the law on the orders of the other gang members. As the suspect is still at large, the police have been unable to provide any further details regarding the investigation into the assault. Diontae is the subject of a missing person alert that has been issued by the police. He is “identified as a black male with brown eyes and black hair,” according to the alert. He has a height of roughly 5 feet 7 inches and a weight of around 150 pounds.