State police on Thursday released a video they hope will identify witnesses to the Interstate 81 homicide in Franklin County.

The short surveillance video is from the parking lot of Mason Dixon Auto Auction, just off the interstate, and was taken at 2:09 a.m. Jan. 4. The video was taken after victim Timothy Davison was run off the road by a pickup truck, but before he was fatally shot, police said.

Police said they believe the video could help identify potential witnesses, and said they are "confident" other drivers saw portions of the chase leading up to the homicide, according to a news release.

Truck on video: Police said the first vehicle seen in the video, traveling left to right, is the suspect's pickup truck, which is returning southbound to Davison's car just moments before the shooting, but after the pickup ran Davison off the road.

Police said a pickup truck like this one was driven by the person wanted for the Interstate 81 homicide near the Mason-Dixon Line on Jan. 4, 2014.
Police said a pickup truck like this one was driven by the person wanted for the Interstate 81 homicide near the Mason-Dixon Line on Jan. 4, 2014.

State police are asking people who were in the area at the time to call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers, whether they think they saw something or not.

Rewards totaling $20,000 are being offered for information leading to the arrest of Davison's killer. Half of that is being offered by the family of Davison, 28, of Maine; the other half is from Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers.

The chase: State police said a person driving a lapis (dark) blue 1993-97 Ford Ranger pickup truck chased the northbound Davison from Maryland into Pennsylvania, ran him off the road, then returned and killed him just north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

The killer could have had the damage repaired by now, according to police, who are encouraging repair shops and insurance agents to report "past, present and future claims of vehicle damage to any such vehicles.


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Police have said they strongly believe someone in the tri-state area has information that would help the investigation, even though it might seem insignificant to the person.

Anyone with information about Davison's homicide is asked to call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at (800) 4PA-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.