Owings Mills Slaying Probed

August 26, 2009|By Nick Madigan | Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com

Detectives in Baltimore County are probing the background of a slain Owings Mills man to see whether anything in his past might be related to his killing, a police spokesman said.

Scott M. Greenberg, who ran a snowball stand on Reisterstown Road called the Cold House and previously worked as a counselor and recruiter at his parents' summer camp, was convicted in 1991 of a fourth-degree sexual offense against a 9-year-old boy who was to attend the camp.

Prosecutors said Greenberg had molested the boy after offering to calm the child's fears about going to camp for the first time. Greenberg was sentenced to probation and was prohibited from having unsupervised contact with children younger than 15.

Last year, Greenberg was charged with second-degree assault after a young woman filed a complaint against him, according to Baltimore County District Court records. Ultimately, the case was not prosecuted.

Two weeks before that incident, Greenberg's wife, Lisa, filed for divorce.

On Saturday evening, Lisa Greenberg was to have dropped the couple's two children off for a visit with their 51-year-old father at his parents' home in Owings Mills, where he had been living. She told police she entered alone and found him dead, shot in the chest.

Scott Rifkin, a former doctor at Timber Ridge Camp in High View, W.Va., said Greenberg was allowed to continue working there after his conviction.

"This was a huge scandal," Rifkin said. "But could his history be tied somehow to his murder?"

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