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No new information released in Bel Air South homicide, as investigation continues

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Crime Scene Investigators with the Harford County Sheriff's Office gathered evidence following Tuesday's fatal shooting of a 28-year-old woman in the Calvert's Walk community in Bel Air South.

The shooting death of Marilyn Jaz Scott, 28, of Bel Air Tuesday morning remains under investigation, with no arrests made as of Thursday afternoon.

Investigators have been tight-lipped about details since finding Scott's body outside a Bel Air apartment building around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Her death is the first homicide in Harford County this year.


The Sheriff's Office hasn't provided any information yet about possible motives or suspects in the fatal shooting. The victim's identity was released Wednesday afternoon.

"There is no new information at this time," Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kyle Andersen wrote in an email shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday.


Scott's body was found in the 200 block of Clarke's Ridge Court in the Calvert's Walk Apartments, which is off South Tollgate Road, just south of the intersection with Bel Air South Parkway.

Deputies responded to calls of shots being fired and were on the scene shortly after the report, according to the Sheriff's Office.

At the Tuesday afternoon media briefing, Maj. William Davis of the Sheriff's Office said that Scott was targeted in the killing.

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"We believe that she was the target of this assault," he said of the victim. "We don't believe there is any threat to anybody else in the community."

The apartment community was quiet Thursday afternoon as strong winds blew around light snow flurries. A staffer at the complex's information center said she did not think she or her colleagues could provide any information about the homicide or Scott's background.

Neighbor Stacey Kiefer said she did not know Scott, noting she usually keeps to herself, but she pointed out small bunches of flowers and a candle that had been placed on the grass in front of the building to memorialize the victim.

The flowers and candle had been moved to the recessed front entrance; they were covered in snow but sheltered from further impacts from the elements by the brick walls.

A flier describing the crime and bearing contact information to provide tips was posted on the glass front door. Similar fliers had been posted on the doors of other buildings.


Anyone who has information should call Sheriff's Office Detective Tammy Burns at 410-836-5043. Tips can be reported anonymously through Metro Crime Stoppers – send a text message to CRIMES, or 274637, start your message with MCS and then write your tip – or people can call Harford Crime Solvers at 1-888-540-8477.

Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the case could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 in cash.