The U.S. Marshal Service says Pan last drove with the family early on Thursday morning in one of two suburbs of Atlanta

NEW HAVEN, Conn. The search for a person interested in the murder of Yale student Kevin Jiang has been centered in the Atlanta area for a few days, but Qinxuan Pan’s family is not speaking, according to authorities.

The U.S. Marshal Service says Pan last drove with the family early on Thursday morning in one of two suburbs of Atlanta. Then, later Thursday morning, law enforcement came across the dark, Massachusetts-numbered Lexus sedan that authorities were looking for.

“Family members were encountered on the way north through Georgia just outside South Carolina,” said Matthew Duffy, assistant supervisor for the US Marshals Service. “The Georgia State Police and US Marshals stopped to interview family members traveling north back to Massachusetts.”

One family member was cooperative, Duffy said, but one wasn’t. Nobody would tell where Pan was.

“We have loads of boots on the ground and we look forward to arresting Mr. Pan,” said Duffy, director of the Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Duffy wouldn’t say which authorities the family members were spoken to, but sources say FOX61 Pan returned to Malden, MA after leaving Connecticut and picked up his mother and father with all three high cocks.

Sources told FOX61 that shortly after the Saturday killing, North Haven police encountered Pan when the vehicle he was driving got stuck on the railroad tracks at the Sims Metals property on Universal Drive. North Haven Police Chief Kevin Glenn confirmed to FOX61 that a Sims employee had called the police.

The same sources say Pan smelled like alcohol, but no field sobriety test was performed. Glenn says no test was necessary.

According to the sources, the North Haven cops didn’t let the signs on the vehicle run until later? Chef Glenn says that’s not true. He said the vehicle was registered, Pan had a valid driver’s license, and the vehicle was not stolen at the time of encountering Pan.

According to Glenn, a Massachusetts agency didn’t call North Haven until hours later and said they would get on the vehicle as stolen and noticed that North Haven had driven the vehicle hours earlier.

The New Haven Police Department issued a release late Friday afternoon stating that Pan was said to have visited car dealerships in Massachusetts or Connecticut prior to the February 6 murder. They are asking all dealerships that have had contact with Pan in the past few months to contact New Haven Police at (203) 946-6304 or an anonymous phone number 1-866-888-8477.