Sketch of car theft suspect released Burning automobile contained body of woman shot in the head

July 30, 1996|By Erica C. Harrington | Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF

Police investigating the shooting of a woman found dead in a burning car in Laurel July 6 have released a sketch of a man suspected of stealing the car in Prince George's County a few days earlier.

Howard County police described the man as black, 18 to 22 years old, between 5 feet 7 and 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighing 140 to 180 pounds. He has a slender build and a light-to-medium complexion.

The unidentified woman was found shot in the head after residents at the Seasons Apartments in the 9700 block of Covered Wagon Drive reported a car on fire. The white 1996 Honda had been stolen July 2 in the Temple Hills area of Prince George's County from a Suitland resident.

Police are looking for information about the victim, described as black, 18 to 40 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 110 to 130 pounds, with a shoe size of 8 wide.

Police have no reports of anyone missing who matches that description, said Sgt. Steven Keller of the Howard County Police Department.

Anyone with information about the victim or the suspect can call (410) 313-3700 or (410) 313-3200.

Pub Date: 7/30/96

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