Cleveland and North Yorkshire Police are urgently wanting to know the whereabouts of a man in connection with two murders in Middlesbrough and Whitby.
Police urgently want to trace, James Allen, 35 year old in connection with the murders.
An 81 year old man named as Colin Dunford, was found dead at his home on Leven Street in Middlesbrough at 10.50pm on Monday.
Yesterday at 12.40pm, the body of 50-year-old Julie Davison was discovered at a flat on Church Square, in Whitby.
Both had suffered head injuries.
Mr Allen is known to police and they are advising anyone who comes into contact with him, not to approach him but to call police immediately. He is described 5ft 7ins tall, with a bald head and tattoos on both arms.
Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person's responsible for the murder of Mr Dunford.