LANDOVER – Prince George’s County saw two more homicides over the weekend, although both were the results of previous actions that happened years ago.
Last Friday, the Prince George's County Police Department's homicide unit brought on the county's 51st and 52nd homicides of the year that have been handled by county police.
One homicide was presented after the county was informed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia that the death of 10 year-old Elanis Milfort of Bowie was ruled a homicide.
In June 2006, at the age of six-months-old, Milfort sustained a head injury. Detectives arrested her father, Lionel Milfort, and charged him with child abuse. He was released from prison in June of 2014.
In March 2016, Milfort underwent surgery to treat a spinal condition that was the result of the head trauma she suffered in 2006. She suffered from complications of the surgery and passed away three days later. Her death has since been ruled a homicide.
The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office said it will determine whether any additional charges will be filed in this case.
Around 1:30 a.m. on July 26, 2015, police and units from Prince George's County Fire Department responded to a report of two people shot in the 3500 block of Hubbard Road in the Dodge Park section of Landover. Two adult males were transported to Prince George's Trauma Center in critical condition, but were later released.
One of the victims was 22-year-old Delonio Richburg of Van Buren Street in Annapolis.
On July 1, 2017, Richburg was rushed to a hospital for emergency treatment where he died. Police said an autopsy later revealed he died from complications from the previous shooting. Because of that, his death has been ruled a homicide.
At the time of the shooting two years ago, detectives did not believe the shooting was random.
The case was originally handled by the Regional Investigation Division and is now being handled by Prince George's County Police Department's homicide unit.