2 sought in man's disappearance

March 15, 1994|By Michael James | Michael James,Sun Staff Writer

A woman and her boyfriend are being sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of a retired Defense Department worker whose wallet and other personal belongings were found on a South Baltimore bridge Friday night, city police reported.

The missing man, Harry Brown Jr., 63, left his Baltimore County home between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday to meet a friend, Connie Bridges, 30, and never returned, police said.

About two hours later, a city police officer -- investigating a complaint of blood in the roadway -- found Mr. Brown's wallet, glasses and part of a knife blade on a bridge in the 2100 block of tTC Wicomico St., police said. All were splattered with blood, police said.

Mr. Brown's family members told homicide investigators that he left his home in the 7000 block of Queen Anne Road in the Milford area of Baltimore County to meet with Ms. Bridges at an unknown location, said Agent Doug Price, a city police spokesman.

"She was a friend or acquaintance of Mr. Brown's. They had some type of relationship, but the exact nature of it is unknown," Agent Price said.

Police said Ms. Bridges -- of the 2600 block of Puget St. in Southwest Baltimore -- is wanted for questioning and has not been charged with any crime. Ms. Bridge's boyfriend, Donald McNeil, 40, whose last known address was in the 3000 block of Virginia Ave., is also being sought for questioning, police said.

Also missing is Mr. Brown's car, a Burgundy 1990 Chrysler New Yorker with Maryland license tags YLS-596, which he was driving when last seen Friday night, police said.

"We can't find Mr. Brown, we can't find the car, and we can't find Ms. Bridges," Agent Price said. "They've all disappeared."

One of Mr. Brown's credit cards was missing from his wallet, prompting detectives to investigate the incident as a possible robbery, police said. Mr. Brown retired in June from his job at the U.S. Department of Defense in Fort Meade. He has six children and six grandchildren, family members said.

Anyone with any information on the locations of Ms. Bridges or Mr. McNeil is asked to call the homicide unit at 396-2100.

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