Owings Mills Man, 51, Found Shot To Death

Camp Enthusiast's Ex-wife Finds Him In Home

Police Think He Knew Attacker

August 25, 2009|By Nick Madigan | Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com

An Owings Mills man who spent years helping his parents run a summer camp in West Virginia was found shot to death over the weekend, Baltimore County police said Monday.

Scott Michael Greenberg, 51, was discovered Saturday evening by his former wife in the home of his parents, Fred and Evelyn Greenberg, in the 2300 block of Velvet Valley Way, where he had been living, according to police spokesman William Toohey.

Lisa Greenberg told police she had gone to the house to drop off the couple's two children, Brady, 8, and Hannah, 10. When they arrived, the door was locked and there was no sign of Greenberg.

The woman left the children with a friend and called her former father-in-law, who was out of town. Fred Greenberg told her where she could find a key. When she entered the house, Lisa Greenberg found her former spouse on the kitchen floor, shot multiple times in the upper body, Toohey said.

Nothing else inside the house had been disturbed and there was no sign of forced entry, according to investigators quoted by Toohey. He added that detectives are assuming Greenberg knew his attacker and allowed that person to enter the house.

Both of Greenberg's parents were away - their camp, Timber Ridge in the Shenandoah Mountains, is in session until Aug. 31 - and are not suspects in the crime, Toohey said.

The elder Greenbergs founded the camp near High View, W.Va., in 1955. From a young age, their son was a popular fixture there, according to former campers who shared reminiscences Monday.

"Scott was an amazing piano player and always liked to have fun," Jonathan Marc Davidoff, a lawyer who attended the camp for five years starting in 1986, wrote in an e-mail Monday to The Baltimore Sun from his office in New York City.

Davidoff, whose two sisters also attended Timber Ridge, said Greenberg "always liked to spoil the campers, meaning giving extra sodas or snacks out or enjoy an extra few minutes in the pool."

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