OAKLAND, CA. (THECOUNT) — John Cowell has been identified by California authorities as the suspect in a fatal stabbing attack at a California train station.

Police didn’t identify the victims, but relatives identified 18-year-old Nia Wilson, as the decedent, and her sister, 21-year-old Tashiya Wilson. Tashiya was hospitalized. He condition was not immediately made available.


Cowell, 27, was named by police in Northern California saying he is suspected of fatally stabbing a teenager at Northern California’s MacArthur train station.

Bay Area Rapid Transit police on Monday released three surveillance video images of Cowell, including one that shows him at MacArthur station Sunday night, when the teenager and her sister were stabbed on a platform after exiting the train. source

A photograph released to the public shows Cowell wearing a gray and white track suit and carrying a backpack.

BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas described Cowell as “a violent felon who is currently on parole.”