Two People Found Killed in Separate Prince George's Incidents
Monday, April 2, 2007
Two people were found slain last night in Prince George's County, one of them a woman in her late 70s who was apparently killed in a domestic dispute, and the other a man whose body was found in the trunk of a burned car, county police said.
The killings were discovered on the first day of the new month. They follow a period last month in which 11 killings occurred in 11 days, prompting an outpouring of concern from county residents and officials.
In the first of last night's incidents, the woman was found in an apartment in a brick building in the 5100 block of Kenilworth Avenue, north of Decatur Street in the Edmonston area.
Police said the woman's son, who is about 50 years old, was taken into custody. An investigator who declined to be named because the case was still under investigation said the two shared an apartment.
Police said the woman, who was believed to be 78, had a wound, but they gave no details.
As of just before midnight, the son had not been charged.
In the second incident, the man's body was found about 10:15 p.m. in a car on Kent Town Drive, a short street south of Landover Road in the Kentland area, about a mile and a half northwest of FedEx Field.
Police said the man had been shot. He was not identified immediately. The car had been set on fire, but the extent of the damage was not clear.
The two killings raised the county's toll to 41 this year. Three arrests were announced last week in recent homicides.