Signs at gas stations seek clues to unsolved deaths

December 14, 1993|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

The signs in front of the Crown gas stations in Millersville and Glen Burnie do not boast of cheap fuels, sodas or other bargains to entice customers inside. Instead, they ask for help in solving two seemingly unsolvable cases.

Lisa Haenel, a 14-year-old who lived in the 300 block of Highland Drive in Glen Burnie, was found stabbed to death on a wooded path near Shetlands Lane and Century Towne Road in Old Mill on Jan. 16.

Two months later, Paul Seipp, who lived in the 600 block of 209th St. in Pasadena, died in a hit-and-run accident on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

County police have made no arrests in the two unrelated cases and the leads have all but dried up.

"It's difficult in the '90s to keep people concerned," said Lt. Mike McNelly, commander of the county police Crimes Against Persons section. The signs were his idea.

Crown Petroleum rented the signs and put them at stations near the crime scenes. The sign in Lisa's case is at Veteran's Highway and Old Mill Road. The sign in the Seipp case is on B&A Boulevard near Route 10.

Paul Seipp Jr., a 33-year-old dance instructor, was killed early March 26. He was walking along the 7600 block of B&A Blvd. sometime after 1:35 a.m. when a car struck him, police said.

Police said he had been arrested on charges of reckless driving and attempting to elude police the night before after he had had a car accident. He had been released about 1:35 a.m.

A pedestrian found Mr. Seipp's body about 5:10 a.m., lying in the front yard of a home in the 7600 block of B&A Blvd.

Anyone with information about either case should call police at 987-8669.

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