Police produce sketch of carjacker

Investigation continues into Annapolis killing

September 25, 2002|By Julie Bykowicz | Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF

Annapolis police have developed a preliminary sketch of an assailant in Thursday's fatal carjacking in the city's historic district, said Officer Hal Dalton, spokesman for the police.

Straughan Lee Griffin, 51, was shot and run over outside his Cumberland Court home near the State House at about 7:30 p.m., but descriptions of the two young male attackers have remained vague.

Dalton would not say how police artists put together the sketch, nor would he describe it.

Police say they will not release the composite drawing until it is seen and verified by other witnesses, Dalton said.

"It could pose problems, legally, if the sketch isn't accurate," Dalton said. If the composite proves accurate, police will make it public, he said. "That is the goal."

Police recovered Griffin's Jeep Cherokee on Friday but have not found the weapon or shell casings connected to the incident.

The Jeep was found parked in the lot of an apartment complex on Raindrop Court in Glen Burnie.

Crime Solvers has added $1,000 to the $2,500 reward established by Eastport Yacht Club for information leading to the arrest and indictment of Griffin's killers, a yacht club official said yesterday.

The club is planning a memorial service for Griffin at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

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