An $80,000 BMW that had been stolen during a Feb. 18 carjacking and murder of a wealthy Baltimore businessman was found over the weekend in New Jersey, U.S. Park Police reported yesterday.
The car, a top-of-the-line black BMW-750iL model that had been stolen from J. Schuyler Alland, was recovered Saturday in a small city -- but park police would not identify the location.
"Only the killer knows where he put it, and it's to our advantage to keep some details secret right now," said a park police detective, who asked not to be named.
The detective said park police plan to question Allan Patterson Newman, the 41-year-old Wheaton man suspected in a string of murders and carjackings in Montgomery County, in connection with the Alland case.
"We've briefly been in contact with Montgomery County about it," the park police detective said. "We don't have a lot to go on."
Mr. Alland, 34, of Homeland, was found dead at the national Agricultural Research Center in Greenbelt, Prince George's County. He had been shot in the back of the head; police would not say what caliber bullet was used.
The BMW, which Mr. Alland had leased, was taken by the killer and driven to New Jersey, police said. The car was being processed for evidence last night.
Mr. Alland, who was single, lived in the 200 block of Tunbridge Road in the fashionable North Baltimore neighborhood.
He was the founder and board chairman of Sky Alland Research Inc., a consumer research business on Route 197 in Laurel that he had recently sold.
He had left the company's headquarters about 8:30 p.m. the night he disappeared and failed to arrive for a dinner engagement at Chili's Restaurant on U.S. 1 in Laurel.
Mr. Alland was dressed in a suit and tie when he was found. Investigators were uncertain whether he was killed at the scene, or his body dumped there.