The Crime Scene: Woman killed in Md. was an AU faculty member

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By Dan Morse
Monday, October 25, 2010; 4:18 PM

A 52-year-old woman was found dead in her Glen Echo-area home, Montgomery County Police said Monday, and her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Police found signs of forced entry and a struggle at the home of Sue Ann Marcum, of the 6200 block of Massachusetts Avenue, after her boyfriend, concerned about her welfare, had gone to the home Monday morning to check on her, according to Cpl. Dan Friz, a police spokesman.

The boyfriend also noticed that her vehicle, a 1999 tan or beige Jeep with Virginia tags YXE-1456, was missing, Friz said, and they are looking for it.

Marcum, listed as an "executive in residence" at American University's Kogod School of Business, appears to have lived alone in the house, according to police. "It appears to be a suspicious death," Friz said.

Officers were called to the house shortly before 11 a.m., police said. A neighbor reportedly saw the Jeep leave the house about an hour earlier.

Homicide detectives and at least one prosecutor from the state's attorney's office, along with forensic technicians, were at the house Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information about this incident or the missing vehicle is asked to call 240-773-5070. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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