The search is on for a 59-year-old Philadelphia man wanted for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend over the weekend.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says Frank E. Lee has been charged with murder and is currently wanted by law enforcement.

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Tyner says that Atlantic City Police responded at 9:45pm Friday night to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the report of a deceased woman found inside hotel room. Sharon Whaley, 57, of Philadelphia was found dead, likely as the result of multiple stab wounds.

An investigation led to Whaley's boyfriend, Lee, being charge with murder and weapons offenses. He is not in custody.

Tyner is asking anyone with information on the incident to contact authorities:

Call the "Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County."

There has not been any information on Lee's whereabouts.

SOURCE: Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

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