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July 28, 2014
Welcome to "Crime Scene," a series of weekly videos about unsolved cases in the Baltimore area.  The series is hosted and produced by former television crime reporter, Matt Jablow.  We'll bring you a new video each Monday on the Baltimore Crime Beat blog. The first video focuses on the bizarre unsolved abduction of Vi Ripken, mother of Orioles great Cal Ripken, Jr.  It was just over two years ago when Mrs. Ripken was shoved in the trunk of her car and driven around overnight, with her abductor pausing from time to time to offer her food and light cigarettes for her.
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October 6, 2014
McKenzie Elliott was only 3 years old when, on Aug. 1, 2014, she was struck and killed by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting in Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood. The incident sparked outrage throughout the city and pledges from officials and police that the little girl's killer would be brought to justice. But to date, nobody has been charged with her killing. Matt Jablow brings you the story in this week's Crime Scene video.
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September 15, 2014
This week on Crime Scene Matt Jablow looks at the murder of a young man who was a leader in the classroom and on the lacrosse field at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville. Devin Cook, 20, was shot down in Baltimore's Park Heights neighborhood this past July after giving some teammates a ride home after practice.  Police are still looking for clues to the identify of the killer.
NEWS
September 15, 2014
This week on Crime Scene Matt Jablow looks at the murder of a young man who was a leader in the classroom and on the lacrosse field at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville. Devin Cook, 20, was shot down in Baltimore's Park Heights neighborhood this past July after giving some teammates a ride home after practice.  Police are still looking for clues to the identify of the killer.
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September 22, 2014
This week in Crime Scene Matt Jablow recalls the murder of Christopher Elser. Elser was a popular student and athlete at Johns Hopkins University in April 2004 when he was stabbed to death in his fraternity house room.  It was around 6 in the morning on April 17. A man entered an unlocked door in the fraternity house and was stealing a computer from Elser's room when Christopher woke up and confronted him. Elser was stabbed several times and...
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August 4, 2014
In this week's 'Crime Scene' video, former TV police reporter and Baltimore City Police spokesman Matt Jablow recounts the mysterious death of Jonathan Luna. Luna was a 38-year-old prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore when his body was found on December 4, 2003 in a shallow creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He had been stabbed more than 30 times.  At the time of his death, Luna had been working on a plea bargain for a drug case.  More than 10 years later, police still are unclear about exactly what happened to Luna.
NEWS
May 25, 2011
I'm a seventeen year old student who attends Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. I was intrigued by the article "Two injured near memorial to 6-year-old child who was killed by gunfire in 1991" (May 14). The memorial is a transfer point on the bus I catch to and from school every day and had just been redecorated less than two weeks ago. This is an awful tragedy because the memorial symbolizes the life of a young girl named Tiffany Smith who was killed by a stray bullet. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had just made the memorial a landmark in Baltimore, and already another crime has overshadowed the good in it. The worst part about the story is most people have lost the main issue at hand, which is Tiffany Smith's memorial being another crime scene.
NEWS
October 6, 2014
McKenzie Elliott was only 3 years old when, on Aug. 1, 2014, she was struck and killed by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting in Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood. The incident sparked outrage throughout the city and pledges from officials and police that the little girl's killer would be brought to justice. But to date, nobody has been charged with her killing. Matt Jablow brings you the story in this week's Crime Scene video.
NEWS
August 25, 2014
In this week's Crime Scene, Matt Jablow takes you back to 1988.  On February 2 of that year, 11-year-old Latanya Wallace walked a few short blocks from her Reservoir Hill home to a library.  That was the last place she was seen alive.  Two days later, her body was found in a nearby alley. Because of the care in which her body was placed, police suspected her assailant might have been someone who knew her.  However, 26 years later, the case remains unsolved.
NEWS
September 2, 2014
This week in Crime Scene, Matt Jablow looks at the unsolved murder of a popular University of Maryland Eastern Shore student. On the night of Feb. 16, 2013, Edmond St. Clair and two friends were on their way to pick up food when three men stopped their car. When St. Clair got out to confront the men, one of them stabbed him in the heart with a knife. Despite there being 20 to 30 people who saw the crime, the killer has yet to be identified.
NEWS
September 2, 2014
This week in Crime Scene, Matt Jablow looks at the unsolved murder of a popular University of Maryland Eastern Shore student. On the night of Feb. 16, 2013, Edmond St. Clair and two friends were on their way to pick up food when three men stopped their car. When St. Clair got out to confront the men, one of them stabbed him in the heart with a knife. Despite there being 20 to 30 people who saw the crime, the killer has yet to be identified.
NEWS
August 25, 2014
In this week's Crime Scene, Matt Jablow takes you back to 1988.  On February 2 of that year, 11-year-old Latanya Wallace walked a few short blocks from her Reservoir Hill home to a library.  That was the last place she was seen alive.  Two days later, her body was found in a nearby alley. Because of the care in which her body was placed, police suspected her assailant might have been someone who knew her.  However, 26 years later, the case remains unsolved.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
The garage apartment where a Baltimore man was slain was burned down the next night, prompting police to investigate whether the killer is covering his tracks. Sometime late Thursday or early Friday, the body of Duane Mitchell was found in the garage apartment he rented in the 4100 block of Fernhill Ave. in Northwest Baltimore. Baltimore police say he was killed by trauma inflicted by an unknown assailant. Homicide detectives and crime technicians inspected the crime scene Friday and left.
NEWS
August 4, 2014
In this week's 'Crime Scene' video, former TV police reporter and Baltimore City Police spokesman Matt Jablow recounts the mysterious death of Jonathan Luna. Luna was a 38-year-old prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore when his body was found on December 4, 2003 in a shallow creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He had been stabbed more than 30 times.  At the time of his death, Luna had been working on a plea bargain for a drug case.  More than 10 years later, police still are unclear about exactly what happened to Luna.
NEWS
July 28, 2014
Welcome to "Crime Scene," a series of weekly videos about unsolved cases in the Baltimore area.  The series is hosted and produced by former television crime reporter, Matt Jablow.  We'll bring you a new video each Monday on the Baltimore Crime Beat blog. The first video focuses on the bizarre unsolved abduction of Vi Ripken, mother of Orioles great Cal Ripken, Jr.  It was just over two years ago when Mrs. Ripken was shoved in the trunk of her car and driven around overnight, with her abductor pausing from time to time to offer her food and light cigarettes for her.
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