Hopkins service to mark one year since the killing of student Elser

April 17, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Johns Hopkins University will hold a memorial service tomorrow to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of student Christopher Elser, whose slaying remains unsolved.

The gathering will be held at 5 p.m. in the Decker Garden, in front of Nichols House, on the Homewood campus. If it rains, the service will be moved to 3 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion.

Police said they believe a burglar entered Elser's off-campus fraternity house and stabbed him. The 20-year-old from South Carolina was the first of two homicide victims in Hopkins' Class of 2005. Student Linda Trinh was killed in January. A Baltimore man was arrested last month in her killing.

A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect in Elser's killing. Tips can be reported to Metro Crime-Stoppers at 410- 276-8888.

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