Portland man wanted on murder charge after woman found dead

Jason Whittemore (Courtesy: Portland Police Department)

PORTLAND, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is wanted for first-degree murder after a woman was found dead in Portland Thursday afternoon.

The victim, identified as Miranda Whittemore, 33, was found by family members inside a home on Smith Road near the Portland Municipal Airport.

Authorities immediately launched a search for a suspect, who was later identified as Jason Whittemore, 39. Warrants have sworn against him charging him with first-degree murder.

(Courtesy: Portland Police Department)

Whittemore has yet to be taken into custody. He is believed to be driving a white 2004 Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck with license plate L11-54J.

Police said he is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call police at 615-451-3838 or local authorities.