County homicide investigators are looking for leads that would identify a man who was found shot to death on the side of a Pasadena road early yesterday morning.
County police spokesman Officer V. Richard Molloy said detectives are hoping fingerprints or a missing personsreport will identify the black man found lying in plain view on the side of Alpine Beach Road at about 8 a.m. by a woman who had walked by.
The man, who is believed to have been in his mid-40s, was shot inthe side of the head. Police are unsure whether the man was killed where he was found or if his body was dumped there.
"They sure didn't try to hide it," Molloy said.
The man was wearing a brown plaidjacket, blue jeans, a black sweat shirt and a black T-shirt with a white design. He had no identification or wallet and was not wearing any jewelry, investigators said.
Residents in the rural area between Bayside Beach Road and Knollview Road said they thought they heard gunshots at about 2:45 a.m., but did not go outside to investigate.
The fields that surround either side of Alpine Beach Road are used by teen-agers to drink or hang out, police and residents say. Bottles, broken appliances and other junk are strewn around the area.
ILLUSTRATION: PHOTO THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SUN -- ALGERINA PERNA
CAPTION: Jeff Cover, head of the crime scene, takes fingerprints from the body of an unidentified man found dead along Alpine Beach Road.
STATE WORKERS ACCUSED IN MARIJUANA OPERATION
Countypolice are accusing two state employees and another man with runninga marijuana growing operation at their Glen Burnie home.
Two of the people living at the home in the 100 block of Hollywood Drive werearrested during a raid by narcotics detectives Monday night. The third was expected to turn himself in to police yesterday.
Police said they executed a search and seizure warrant at the
home at 10 p.m. and found marijuana plants growing inside. They said they seized 20pounds of marijuana and $1,728.
Sgt. Joe Bisesi, a narcotics officer, said police were tipped off by a confidential informant. He described the operation as a "sophisticated indoor growing operation" andsaid police found marijuana plants drying on racks and packaged for sale.
Cheryl Ann Epperson, 34, who works as a revenue examiner forthe state income tax division in the comptroller's office, and Gordon J. McVittie, 35, a television installer, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Police said the other occupant of the home, who works in the boiler room at Crownsville State Hospital, had not been charged asof yesterday afternoon.
700 block Powhatten Beach: Sunday, Nov. 12, entry gained through front door of garage. Motor, tools taken. Loss: $3,244.
500 block Millshire Drive: Monday, Nov. 11, entry gained through passenger door of parked car. Disc player, speakers taken. Loss: $950.
1500 block Park Lane: Saturday, Nov. 11, entry ganed through back door. Jewelry, money taken.