Death of Jonathan Luna

Luna reportedly feared losing job, hired lawyer

Shortly before his body was found in a Pennsylvania field, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan P. Luna was worried about being fired and had asked an experienced former federal prosecutor to represent him in job-related legal matters, sources familiar with Luna and the prosecutor's office said.  Read more ...

Search uncovers Luna's penknife

Authorities probing the mysterious death of Baltimore federal prosecutor Jonathan P. Luna now think the young lawyer likely suffered from stab wounds inflicted with his own pocketknife and are re-examining financial records that may shed more light on the final months of Luna's life.  Read more ...

Official declines to elaborate on Luna investigation

Maryland U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio praised the way attorneys and other employees in his office have dealt with the killing of colleague Jonathan P. Luna but refused at a news conference yesterday to comment further on the nearly 2-month-old investigation.  Read more ...

Probe in killing of prosecutor Luna stalls

From its grim beginning in a rural Pennsylvania field five weeks ago, the mystery of who killed Baltimore federal prosecutor Jonathan P. Luna has only deepened as initially promising leads have soured and potential evidence troves have failed to identify a suspect.  Read more ...

Blood found on slain prosecutor's Pa. toll ticket

Authorities have found blood on the Pennsylvania Turnpike toll ticket that was turned in at rural Ephrata, Pa., when federal prosecutor Jonathan P. Luna's car exited the highway on the night he was killed, according to two law enforcement sources.  Read more ...

Blood of second person in car

Authorities investigating the slaying of federal prosecutor Jonathan P. Luna found blood from a second person, possibly Luna's attacker, inside his car, a law enforcement official said yesterday as authorities compiled a more detailed picture of the lawyer's last hours.  Read more ...

Luna parents wait, hope for word on son's killer

All Paul and Rosezella Luna can do now is wait.  Read more ...

Missing money noted in probe

As investigators try to solve the slaying of a Baltimore federal prosecutor, they are taking a second look at another mystery: the disappearance of about $36,000 in cash introduced as evidence in a bank robbery trial the lawyer prosecuted last year.  Read more ...

Slain prosecutor's relationships with women examined

Authorities working to solve the mysterious slaying of a Baltimore federal prosecutor are examining his personal relationships with women and possible financial and work-related problems, a law enforcement official said yesterday.  Read more ...

Decision in slaying probe set for today

Authorities probing the slaying of a Baltimore federal prosecutor are expected to decide the future course of the investigation today and could announce that it will be pursued as a local murder case in the Pennsylvania county where his body was found, not as a federal crime.  Read more ...

Police widen slaying probe

Investigators piecing together the mystery of why a Baltimore federal prosecutor was left stabbed and drowned in a rural Pennsylvania creek sought information yesterday about the lawyer's friends and have questioned hotel operators near the crime scene about possible suspicious activity on the night he disappeared.  Read more ...

Personal motive suspected in killing of U.S. prosecutor

Investigators probing the death of a federal prosecutor from Baltimore whose battered body was found repeatedly stabbed and dumped in a Pennsylvania creek suspect the killing was the result of a personal relationship that turned violent and was not linked to his work, a law enforcement official said yesterday.  Read more ...

U.S. prosecutor's slaying shocks Pa. community

BRECKNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The unsolved mystery of yesterday afternoon involved nothing more sinister than a mangled mailbox, and it didn't take long for local authorities to finger the chief suspect: a county snowplow.  Read more ...

Prosecutor of drug case found killed

A federal prosecutor who disappeared as he was preparing to conclude a drug case against a would-be Baltimore rap artist and another man was found beaten, stabbed and shot in rural Pennsylvania yesterday, and top federal officials vowed to track down his killer.  Read more ...