Police seek assistance finding man's killers

CRIME WATCH

July 15, 2008|By JUSTIN FENTON

A 55-year-old man found badly beaten in Severn last week has died, and homicide detectives are asking for the public's help.

Anne Arundel County police said a man was found lying in the 1600 block of Meade Village Circle about 5 a.m. July 8. The man, later identified as Daniel Ndifon Ejukwa, of the 9300 block of Cross Timber Court in Laurel, had sustained trauma to his upper body and was pronounced dead Saturday at the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center

Officers discovered the body after a man who flagged down police patrolling the Pioneer City area near Fort Meade said he had been beaten and robbed after leaving a friend's house by two men brandishing handguns. He added that he had seen a man on the ground as he left the residence and led police to the victim, who was unresponsive.

Police said Ejukwa and the robbery victim had been at the same residence, but that Ejukwa had left shortly before the other victim.

Sgt. John Gilmer, a police spokesman, said it was not clear why the men were there, whom they were visiting or whether they knew one another.

Ejukwa's relatives could not be found yesterday. Electronic court records show that he had previously lived in Pioneer City, and that he did not have a criminal record beyond a peace order filed in Rockville District Court last year.

Ejukwa is Anne Arundel County's fourth homicide this year, compared with 12 in 2007. Police have made arrests in two of the killings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bryan Isaac at 410-222-3413 or the Anne Arundel County Anonymous Tip Line at 410-923-4543. A reward of up to $2,000 was being offered through Metro Crime Stoppers, where callers can also remain anonymous, at 866-7LOCK-UP.

justin.fenton@baltsun.com

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