WATERLOO – Police continue to investigate the shooting deaths of two women at a Waterloo home Monday night.
And they continue to search for the man who killed them.
Investigators are trying to locate 36-year-old Matthew Dee Buford III, who had been living at the home at 1112 E. Second St., where Buford’s girlfriend, Tamica Takeisha Allison, 42, and Allison’s cousin, Andrea Rochelle Anderson, were found.
Buford is described as a black male, about 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing about 325 pounds. As of Tuesday evening, Burford remained at large, and Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers was offering $1,500 for information leading to his whereabouts or other crucial information in the case.
Buford should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. He may also be suicidal.
Waterloo Police have obtained warrants charging Buford with two counts of first-degree murder in the women’s deaths.
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Officers were called to the single-family home around 11:19 p.m. Monday for a report of gunshots and someone running from the house. When officers arrived, they found two people inside, dead of what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
Autopsies are pending to gather information about the deaths.
Neighbor Daniel Bryant said he knew Allison, who lived across the street and occasionally came over to visit.
“The lady, she was quite friendly. She would come over, I got my sister and my mom here, and she’d talk with them,” Bryant said.
He said he isn’t worried about his safety, but he is concerned such a tragic crime happened so close.
“It’s just right across the street from us,” he said.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or the whereabouts of Buford is asked to call any of the following numbers: Black Hawk County Consolidated Dispatch Center – 911 or non-emergency (319) 291-2515; Waterloo Police Investigations Division – (319) 291-4340; or Cedar Valley Crime stoppers – (855) 300-8477.