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Suspect in elderly Pikesville couple's death extradited from Oklahoma

A Pikesville man charged in his grandparents' death last month has been extradited and is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.

Matthew Charles Long, 31, was transported from Oklahoma Wednesday and is now being held without bail. He faces two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of his grandparents, Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper, on Sept. 10.

Long was found unresponsive in a motel room on Sept. 11, near Route 40 in Weatherford, Okla., after he did not check out of the room, authorities there said. Also found in the room was a note that read, "I am sorry for everything. Please forgive me," police said.

The couple was found dead with traumatic injuries inside their home in the 800 block of Olmstead Road by officers after a neighbor called 911. Police identified a pair of 20-pound dumbbells and a knife as the murder weapons used.

Police said Long drove his grandparents' 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis to Weatherford from Maryland and was identified on surveillance video withdrawing money from a Pikesville bank while driving the couple's car.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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