Recruits to comb Glen Burnie woods for clues ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

January 19, 1993|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

County police recruits will comb the Glen Burnie woods an trail this morning where an Old Mill High School freshman was found murdered, looking for clues and the murder weapon.

Twenty-seven recruits, who will graduate from the police academy next week, will start their search at 10 a.m. in the woods near the intersection of Shetlands Lane and Century Towne Road, said Capt. Michael Fitzgibbons, head of the county police Criminal Investigations Division.

"We are still looking for the weapon and we don't even know if it's a knife or not," he said.

The nude body of Lisa Kathleen Haenel, 14, of the 300 block of Highland Drive, was found face down at 9 a.m. Saturday by her mother's boyfriend as he jogged along a path that cuts through the woods.

While Phillip Enke thought it was Lisa's body he found, police didn't positively identify her until after the autopsy when they could compare a photo of her with a picture of her body taken at the morgue, Captain Fitzgibbons said.

She was stabbed in the front part of her body, but police would not say exactly where or how many times.

Yesterday, officers fanned out in the community, passing out several hundred flyers with Lisa's picture and pleaded with neighbors for help.

Captain Fitzgibbons said investigators will go to Old Mill High School sometime this week to question Lisa's friends.

The ninth-grader was last seen alive by her mother at 6:10 a.m. Friday, police said. Investigators believe that she died sometime between 6:45 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. Friday.

Her mother reported her missing at 7 p.m. Friday and told police that her daughter had not gone to school that day. The ravine where the girl's body was found is about 150 feet from a path that neighborhood students use as a shortcut to the high school and two middle schools.

Investigators are awaiting the results of tests due back today to determine if she was sexually assaulted, Captain Fitzgibbons said.

Her clothing was found near the body, leading police to believe she was killed in the ravine.

Investigators said Lisa was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 160 pounds. She had hazel eyes and shoulder-length brown hair.

She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray sweat shirt, white-leather tennis shoes, a blue "Old Mill" band jacket, white socks and a purple shirt.

Police ask that anyone who may have seen Lisa Friday morning to call them at 222-3461 or 222-8050.

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