Woman stabbed and killed in Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

ATLANTIC CITY— A 59-year-old Philadelphia man is charged with murder and is currently wanted by law enforcement in connection to the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City on Friday night, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

On June 11, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Atlantic City Police Officers responded the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, for a report of a deceased female with multiple stab wounds inside a hotel room. The female was identified as Sharon Whaley, 57, of Philadelphia, Pa.

After a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and members of the Atlantic City Police Department, Whaley’s boyfriend, Frankie E. Lane has been charged with murder and weapons offenses.  As this investigation continues, Lane is currently wanted on these charges by law enforcement. Whaley’s autopsy will be completed Monday, June 14, 2021.

This is a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Atlantic City Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department.

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