The state ultimately dismissed the carjacking charges against Way, who was never charged in connection with the murder.

There is a person of interest in the case, Staniewicz confirmed last week.

Mr. Saunders did have contacts with the criminal justice system, including a 2004 armed robbery conviction inBaltimore County.

Anyone with information about Mr. Saunders' murder is asked to contact Det. Marziale, 410-836-5080.


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Brown

While an Abingdon man was accused of murdering Tyree Brown in 2007, the charges were later dropped. The case remains under investigation.

Not long after midnight on Dec. 31, 2007, Tyree Eugene Brown was found dead in the lower level of a home in the 1800 block of Grempler Way in Edgewood.

When deputies arrived, the homeowner told police someone armed with a gun was in her home. Police found Mr. Brown's body in the house. He had been shot at least once in the upper body. Police believe the murderer drove the victim's silver 2001 Buick from the scene. The car was found a few days later, on Jan. 2, 2008, near Hanson Road and Meadowood Drive in Edgewood.

Mr. Brown, 22, lived in Edgewood, but was not a resident of the home where he died.

An hour after Mr. Brown's body was found, Lewis Lee Cochran, then 22, of Abingdon, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and first-degree murder. Police believed Cochran and Mr. Brown knew each other.

Five days before his trial, however, all charges against Cochran were dropped and he was released from custody. Police said he had been ruled out as a suspect.

Mr. Brown was believed to be a member of the Bloods gang, but it was unclear at the time whether his death was related to gang or drug activity.

"That's another one that we could have really used the community's help on," Staniewicz said. "People know who did that."

He said there may be an element of fear that prevented members of the community from speaking up.

"Those folks have to live there," Staniewicz said.

No one else has been charged with Mr. Brown's murder and the case remains open.

Anyone with information about Mr. Brown's murder is asked to contact Det. Golden, 410-836-5430.

Byrd

While no one has been charged in the death of David Byrd, police have a person of interest who is already in jail on separate charges.

The 30-year-old Joppa resident was found suffering from a stab wound in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive around 2 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2007.