According to Pennsylvania news sources, The Allegheny County Police had identified Bartlett as wanted for questioning after the murder of a 63-year-old woman was discovered on Saturday, Dec. 31.
Police say she was last seen Friday morning at her home and was found dead the following day.
Neighbors described McGinnis as a wonderful neighbor who kept to herself.
Bartlett was last seen Saturday in Mannington, about 20 miles south of Morgantown. An OnStar system in the auto tracked him to West Virginia and police believe he slept in a church, which had its gas turned on and had muddy footprints inside.
Bartlett is described as white, 5 feet-8 inches tall, 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. There was no history of McGinnis leaving her home without telling anyone, and she did not answer her cellphone, police said.
Police in Mannington seized a auto with a Pennsylvania license plate Bartlett was believed to have been driving.
Mannington police are warning the public there that Bartlett should be considered very risky and it is not known whether his is armed.
In 2014, Bartlett was sentenced to up to two years behind bars for breaking into a home and setting a cat on fire.