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Published on: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cold Case: Homicide of Brian Moses

By Jim Davis

Special to the Sentinel

The Prince George's Sentinel newspaper is teaming up with Laurel and Greenbelt City Police Department along with the Cold Case unit of Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide unit to help solve cold case homicides in the county.

A cold case homicide is crime that had occurred over a year or more that has not been solved because of lack of information or suspects.

“We need the help from the community to solve any homicide or any crime in the county,” said Mark A. Magaw, Prince George' County Police Chief. Sometime the smallest piece of information can be the piece of information that can lead to an arrest and close a case said Chief Magaw.

Each week the Sentinel will profile a cold case homicide from Laurel or Greenbelt City Police Department or Prince George's County Police Department.

Both Laurel and Greenbelt City Police Department have their own homicide unit and if needed will ask for assistance from Prince George's County Police Department.

The Sentinel's first cold case homicide occurred in Laurel eight years ago. On the night of September 15, 2005, Brian Moses, 20 year-old, of Laurel was in the Grove neighborhood of Laurel when one or persons stabbed Moses in the neck.

According to Laurel City police, Moses was able to get in his vehicle and drive off, but a few blocks later, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident in the 1000 block of West Street near the Laurel Municipal Center.

Units from Prince George's County Fire Department along with patrol units from the City of Laurel Police Department responded just are 11 pm to the accident. When units arrived on the scene they discover that Moses was suffering from a stab wound to his neck, he was quickly transported to a local trauma center in serious condition.

On October 9, 2005, just three weeks after Moses was stab he died at the hospital from his injury.

His death was ruled a homicide by Laurel City Police.

According to Sgt. Stephen Ivory, Supervisor of the Criminal Investigations Division for Laurel City Police Department commented on the case: “Detectives from our homicide unit worked the case for several months and was unable to come up with and leads or suspects, but we know someone knows who did it or has information about the homicide,” he said.

Tipsters providing information leading to an arrest in the case may receive up to a $25,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Anyone with information that may help detectives with this case is asked to call Laurel Police at (301) 498-0092. Callers wishing to REMAIN ANONYMOUS may call the Crime Solvers Tip Line at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477).



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