Neighbors Want Answers in Double Killing

By Aaron C. Davis
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 18, 2009

More than 250 residents of the Oak Creek gated community came to a meeting yesterday hoping to learn more about the grisly double homicide in their neighborhood last week. Prince George's County police sought to put residents of the community near Upper Marlboro at ease, saying evidence suggests that the crime was not random.

"Based on all the information we've come to, we believe it is an isolated incident," said Maj. Anita Rosser, commander of Police District 2. Rosser repeatedly deflected questions from residents seeking additional information.

The bodies of Seth Aidoo, 40, and his girlfriend, Eunice Baah, 36, were found inside Aidoo's house in the 14500 block of Turner Wootton Parkway on Wednesday. The house is in an enclave of million-dollar houses with an armed security force and electronic key-card access.

Some residents said they were frustrated that police had not initially told them what had happened and that yesterday there still was little information about how a killer had entered the community.

Police are focusing on the time between when the couple hosted a party at their house Saturday night and when Aidoo's car was found in Glenarden on Tuesday morning.

Bebe Stokes, who lives on Turner Wootton, said she left the meeting unsatisfied.

Rosser, however, received an ovation from the neighbors and many said they were glad she came to discuss the crime. Rosser also promised to have a police cruiser doing hourly checks on the neighborhood for the next 30 days.

Gibran Cotton, Aidoo's next-door neighbor, said that knowing police believe the killings were an isolated incident was comforting. "I'm confident they'll solve it," he said.

Aidoo was "a nice guy, a good neighbor. It's very sad," he said.

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