Brian Reiser

Brian Reiser

Brian M. Reiser, a self-employed carpenter and an outdoorsman, was found dead Friday in a vacant Baltimore home. The Halethorpe resident was 47.

Baltimore County police said Saturday that Mr. Reiser had been killed June 14 in his home. County police were notified that he was missing and detectives found his body Friday in the stairwell of a vacant Collins Avenue home in Baltimore.

Kevin Brooks Pendergraph, 31, of Baltimore; Roy Bernard Munson,18, of Pikesville; and Eric Patrick Henry, 37, who is homeless, have been charged with first-degree murder.

Mr. Reiser was born in Baltimore and when he was 5, he moved with his family to Philadelphia, where he lived for nine years.

He returned to Baltimore in 1979 and attended Southern High School. He worked as a heating and refrigeration mechanic for 11 years for the Pepsi Cola Co. For the last two decades, he had been a self-employed carpenter.

"Brian was a workaholic but he loved hunting, fishing and crabbing. He couldn't get enough of it. He adored it," said his mother, Patricia A. Reiser-Holman of Pasadena.

He attended Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Locust Point.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Charles E. Stevens Funeral Home, 1501 E. Fort Ave., Locust Point.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Reiser is survived by a daughter, Tiffany Reiser of Arbutus; his father, Frederick J. Reiser of Pennsburg, Pa.; and a sister, Victoria Reiser of Philadelphia.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com