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PEARL RIVER, La. — UPDATE: The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office is now asking for the public’s help in finding the man that they say is responsible for Monday’s double homicide in Pearl River.

Investigators say that Jason Magee III is wanted for two counts of first degree murder.

Detectives believe that Magee shot his ex-wife and her boyfriend to death in a home near the intersection of Highway 41 and Max Mercer road.

The Sheriff’s Department is not releasing the name  of the victims at this time.

Deputies say that Magee is 6 foot, 4 inches, weighs 300 pounds and was last seen driving a black 2015 GMC Sierra with Louisiana license plate # C311473.

Officers caution that although they believe that this is an isolated incident of domestic violence, that Magee should be considered armed and dangerous .

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Jason Magee III, please call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.