Sunday, October 31, 2010

To Mary Sue Marcum

From Montgomery County MD police and news reports:
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are investigating the death of an adult female whose body was found on October 25, 2010 inside her residence in the 6200 block of Massachusetts Avenue. At approximately 10:52 a.m., police responded to the report of an unresponsive female found inside her residence. A friend found her on the lower level of the home and contacted police. The preliminary investigation revealed signs of forced entry to the home and signs of a struggle.
The victim has been identified as Sue Ann Marcum, 52.

The man caught driving the stolen car of an American University professor just days after her murder appeared in court Wednesday. Deandrew Hamlin, 18, is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. Hamlin is not charged with murder, but police say he was caught behind the wheel of murder victim Sue Marcum's car.

Ms. Marcum was beaten in a struggle at her Bethesda home. There were signs of forced entry and her gold Jeep was taken. A DC police officer spotted the Jeep on Benning Road NE late Monday. The officer wrote: "I activated my lights and siren in an attempt to traffic stop the Jeep. However, it accelerated and began to flee. I conducted a vehicle pursuit which lasted about ten minutes...the driver lost control, struck a pole, and rolled over the SUV. I saw the driver...flee on foot. I followed him about one block in a foot chase never losing sight as he ran until his apprehension at 4th and New York Ave NW."

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