Vigil to be held for woman slain in 1993 case unsolved

September 26, 1997

Friends and relatives of Joanne Shuey Valentine, a nightclub owner slain four years ago in the driveway of her home in Arnold, have scheduled a candlelight vigil for tonight.

The vigil will begin at 7: 30 p.m. at the Valentine family home, 517 Broadwater Road, said Pam Lyons, Valentine's sister.

Valentine, 47, had returned from closing Rumblefish, the Pasadena nightclub she and her husband owned, about 4 a.m. Sept. 26, 1993, when she was confronted by four men. One fired two shots at her, and she died about 7 a.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

County police arrested a suspect in November 1993, but prosecutors dropped the charges three months later for lack of evidence.

They charged the man a second time, but dropped those charges in March 1994 after records showed that a co-defendant was in the Baltimore County Detention Center at the time of the slaying.

The case remains open with no new leads.

Pub Date: 9/26/97

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