In 1983 a gunman police referred to as the 'Forest Phantom' attacked couples on two occasions on a remote road near Loch Raven Reservoir. One of the victims, Catherine Britt, died from her wounds. Police have never found the suspect.
Matt Jablow's "Crime Scene" story this week involves the unsolved case that police referred to as the "Forest Phantom."
On May 15, 1983, a man emerged from the woods near Loch Raven Reservoir and fired shots into the parked car where Catherine Britt sat with her boyfriend. Britt died four days later.
Just a month earlier, in almost the same location, another couple had shots fired at them by a suspect matching the description of the person who shot Britt.
Several people were questioned in connection with the crimes, but to this day, nobody has been charged.
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