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Photo by Jim Davis. Prince George’s County police officers and homicide detectives search the 1200 block of Chapel Oaks Drive for clues relating to the killing of a 71-year-old woman Saturday afternoon in Chapel Oaks.

Photo by Jim Davis. Prince George’s County police officers and homicide detectives search the 1200 block of Chapel Oaks Drive for clues relating to the killing of a 71-year-old woman Saturday afternoon in Chapel Oaks.

Published on: Monday, February 11, 2013

By Jim Davis

A 71-year-old woman was killed Saturday afternoon in Chapel Oaks. This is the 10th homicide of 2013 and the third this month in Prince George’s County.

Prince George’s County Police patrol units were called just before 3 p.m. Saturday to check on the welfare of Geraldine Joyce McIntyre, who lived in the 1200 block of Chapel Oaks Drive in Chapel Oaks.

Officers found McIntyre in her one-story house, but she was not breathing. Police called for paramedics.

McIntyre was living with her adult daughter, who is disabled. Her daughter was in the hospital at the time of the murder. For the past few weeks, McIntyre had been living alone.

McIntyre was not breathing and suffered multiple stab wounds to her neck and chest, a source said.

Paramedics transported McIntyre to a local trauma center, where she was later pronounced dead.

Residents in the area said the neighborhood has changed. At one time, residents could leave their doors unlocked and not worry about anything, but now teenagers roam the streets all hours of the day and night, they said.

The suspect is described as a black male, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9, approximately 30-45 years old, with a slim build and dark complexion. The suspect may have been wearing a dark brown or black leather jacket, black skull cap and black pants. He may have been carrying a black bag.

On Sunday afternoon, police officers and detectives went door to door in the neighborhood passing out fliers and talking to residents about the incidents, looking for more information regarding the homicide.

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