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Laurel police investigating 'suspicious death' of Laurel man

Laurel police continue to investigate what they have called the "suspicious death" of Laurel resident Scott Horn, whose body was found the night of March 16 in the 200 block of Patuxent Road.

Police said that Horn, 62, a retired FBI investigator, was found dead in his yard around 9 p.m. An autopsy report was completed at the Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore, where Horn's death was ruled a homicide, police said.

Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin said officers had been called to the home that night for a welfare check,

Laurel police have not released any additional information on the cause of death and have not named any suspects.

Lisa Everett, a neighbor, said she passed by the home while walking her dog the following morning, and saw police tape surrounding the house. Horn was always "neighborly," she said, "always out and about" as he worked on renovation projects on several of his properties.

"It was on a nice street in a nice neighborhood," she said. "That makes it all the more shocking."

According to Atlas Public Records, Horn owned seven properties throughout the city.

A family member said Horn was among the FBI investigators during the 2002 sniper attacks across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. that left 10 people dead and another three injured. Two men, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, began their shooting spree in October 2002 in Aspen Hill and were arrested more than three weeks later at a rest stop along Interstate 70 in Myersville.

An FBI spokeswoman confirmed that Horn was a former employee.

To report any information on the case, contact Laurel police at 301-498-0092.

This story has been updated.

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