Suspects sought in stabbings Businessman slain, secretary wounded

A 30-year-old man is being sought in the stabbings that left a Baltimore businessman dead and his secretary critically wounded, police said yesterday.

Charged in a warrant with first- Morozdegree murder, attempted murder and armed robbery was Paul David Moroz of the 3500 block of E. Baltimore St., police said.


Detectives are also searching for a second unidentified man who allegedly participated in the attacks.

Mr. Moroz formerly worked for James E. Musser, 44, of Ellicott City, who died of multiple stab wounds to the back and neck, police said. Mr. Musser's secretary, Rosane Trimp, 21, remained in serious condition last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital with stab wounds to the neck.


The attacks occurred Friday at Mr. Musser's Fells Point business, Able Auto Insurance. The attackers are believed to have stolen Mr. Musser's wallet and the cash he kept in the business, possibly between $1,500 and $2,000, police said.

One of the attackers took Mr. Musser's pinky ring but did not remove his Rolex watch, police said, adding that the watch was probably left behind because they did not realize its value.

Police said a witness identified Mr. Moroz. Police obtained his name and photo through his record, which includes arrests on charges of drug possession, robbery with a deadly weapon, battery and resisting arrest, according to court records.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to call the homicide unit at 396-2100.