Man found slain in Aberdeen motel

August 20, 2007|By Richard Irwin

Harford County sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found Saturday night in a room at a motel in Aberdeen. The man's name was being withheld until family members could be notified. No arrest had been made.

Shortly before midnight, a resident of the Keyser Motel in the 1300 block of S. Philadelphia Blvd. (U.S. 40) notified police that a door to a room at the motel was ajar and that a burglary might have been committed, said Sgt. Christina Presberry, a sheriff's office spokeswoman.

Presberry said after deputies entered the room, they found the body of a 26-year-old Maryland man on the floor. She said the man's upper body bore obvious signs of severe injuries and that he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The slaying was Harford County's third this year.

On Aug. 11, Samuel David Horne, 25, of the 1800 block of Grempler Way in Edgewood was fatally shot in a parking lot in the 1800 block of Brookside Drive.

On New Year's Day, Walter Antonio Overton, 20, was shot to death in the 400 block of Meadowood Drive, also in Edgewood.

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