Loan-shark suspect found dead


October 19, 2006

A Severna Park man who was under federal investigation for loan-sharking was identified as the man found killed in his home on Tuesday, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Jay Steven Fayne, 52, died of gunshot wounds to the upper body, police said. His 15-year-old son discovered the body when he arrived home from school at 2:15 p.m.

Police declined to say whether there were signs of forced entry into the home in the 500 block of Center Drive and said that Fayne's son is not a suspect.

Officer Sara Schriver, a spokeswoman for county police, said that there is evidence that the crime is not random, but she would not elaborate. Police know of no suspects and have not determined a motive for the killing.

In June, federal prosecutors charged Fayne with loan-sharking, alleging that he used threats of violence to collect a debt from about August 2004 to about April 2005.

According to neighbors, Fayne moved into the small, one-story house about a month ago. He had previous addresses in Millersville, Brooklyn and Cockeysville.

Neighbors described Fayne as a nice person with the physique of a bodybuilder.

He told neighbors that he worked out of his home as a personal investor.

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