Police, family seek help in solving killing of accountant, fraternity founder

Crime Stoppers flier for Bruce Royster
(Baltimore Police Department)

Baltimore Police today sent out the above flier, hoping to generate tips in the killing of 62-year-old Bruce Royster, the city's first homicide victim of 2012. Little has been said by police about the case, but in today's Sun, Frederick Rasmussen penned an obit of Royster, an accountant who helped found a local chapter of a fraternity:

"After graduating in 1967 from City College, Mr. Royster attended what is now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and earned a bachelor's degree in business management in 1972 from the University of Baltimore.


Though not a student at what is now Coppin State University, Mr. Royster helped establish the Zeta Gamma chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity there and remained an active member of the fraternity, attending annual homecoming events at the Northwest Baltimore college, until his death.

He worked for Arundel Ice Cream, the state of Maryland and Howard University before becoming a certified public accountant and establishing his accounting practice in 1992 in a Druid Park Drive office.

"He often gave back to the community by providing college students with internships and summer jobs at his office," his daughter said.

For the last year, Mr. Royster had begun to experience failing health and reduced his work schedule, his daughter said.

Mr. Royster was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed playing pool and golfing at the Forest Park Golf Course with his fraternity brothers. He was also an avid reader.

Ms. Cureton-Amuquandoh said her father had the ability to "fix anything" and was known for his sense of humor and being "focused, determined, witty and fluent in sarcasm."