Chestertown man found dead outside Jessup motel

December 25, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 44-year-old Eastern Shore man whose body was found in his car outside a Jessup motel Tuesday night.

Howard County police said yesterday that there was no obvious cause of death for Eugene Paul McAllister of Chestertown, who was found about 7:30 p.m. in his Toyota Corolla parked at the Greenway Motel in the 7700 block of Washington Blvd.

McAllister's family reported him missing to authorities on the Eastern Shore on Dec. 19, one day after he reportedly dropped off a relative at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, police said.

Detectives asked Howard authorities for help after receiving information that McAllister might be in the Jessup area of U.S. 1.

No identification was found with McAllister's body, and police said they did not know when or how he died. He was identified through photographs, police said.

Family members in Chestertown said yesterday that they knew nothing about the circumstances of his death and declined to comment.

Howard police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said she didn't know how long McAllister's car had been at the motel.

Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy.

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