Police say they’ve made an arrest in the death of a 33-year-old Annapolis man who was found dead Wednesday inside a model home in Hanover.
Anne Arundel County police said they found the body of Steve Bernard Wilson inside a model home he was working out of on behalf of Ryan Homes around 5 p.m.
While an initial canvass of the scene did not turn up a suspect, the department issued a statement Friday morning saying they had arrested someone in the case and would announce more details at an 11:30 a.m. news conference at their Millersville headquarters.
Police have not said who the suspect is or commented on a possible motive. As the department looks to update to public on their investigation, here’s what we know so far:
Wilson was working as a marketing and sales representative out of the model home for Ryan Homes.
He leaves behind a wife and two children. He is originally from Edgewater and graduated from South River High School. He attended Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Maryland, University College, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Before taking a job with Ryan Homes in September 2017, he worked at his parents auto shop in Annapolis, Admiral Tire.
Ryan Homes is a national housing development company with properties concentrated east of the Mississippi River, from Illinois to Florida. Company officials have not commented on Wilson’s death.
The company is one of the most active residential developers in Anne Arundel County, with 41 projects in and around the county, according to its website.
Wilson was working in the model home for the Shipley Homestead subdivision by Ryan Homes.
The company’s website calls it a single-family community with resort-style living, with prices starting just under $500,000.
The site is marketed for its proximity to Fort George G. Meade — located about five minutes away. It also is close to the Baltimore Washington Parkway, Route 100 and the Howard County line.
The finished project will include 153 homes, a clubhouse, three outdoor pools, a fitness center, dog park, playground and recreation fields, according to information on construction by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the company website.
The Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors plans to discuss safety concerns for people working in real estate Friday morning.
Michele Cordel, president of Annapolis-based professional group, said individual builders have their own safety precautions but safety has been a concern for some time.
“Any time that you’re in a situation where you’re in a home and you have a big sign outside that says ‘Open House,’ you’re letting people in the door and they have not been vetted,” she said.