SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS IN WICOMICO CO. MURDER CONTINUES
(SALISBURY, MD) – No one has been arrested in connection with yesterday’s murder of a Wicomico County man, but state and local police are working around the clock to identify and apprehend those responsible. The victim, James L. H. Skinner, 20, of the 1000-block of Bryn Mawr Avenue, Salisbury, Md., was found lying in the doorway of his residence shortly after 3:30 a.m., when police responded to an emergency call at the home. An autopsy conducted today at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore determined the cause of death was a gunshot and the manner of death was homicide. Investigators have learned Skinner had been living at the address for the past two months. The homeowner is reportedly a friend of his family, who lives there with her two sons and one daughter, all teenagers. At this time, the investigation indicates Skinner, the homeowner and her daughter were in the residence when multiple persons entered the home. Investigators have not located evidence of a forced entry.
Evidence indicates one or more of the suspects was armed. Some type of confrontation occurred between the victim and the suspects, during which he was fatally wounded. The homeowner was not injured and, when she found the victim, called police. A motive has not been determined at this time. Investigators continue to interview associates and friends of the victim. Forensic evidence has been forwarded to the Maryland State Police crime laboratory for examination and analysis. Anyone with information about this murder is urged to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Easter Shore immediately at 410-548-1776. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime.
MURDER OF WICOMICO COUNTY MAN UNDER INVESTIGATION
(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are searching for suspects in connection with the overnight murder of a man in his Wicomico County home.
The victim is identified as James L. H. Skinner, 20, of the 1100-block of Bryn Mawr Avenue, Salisbury, Md. A cause of death has not been determined. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and verify the manner of death.
Salisbury Police Department officers responded to an emergency call at the victim’s residence, shortly after 3:30 a.m. today. Officers found the victim with blood on him, lying in the entrance to the home. He was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to respond and conduct the investigation. Homicide Unit investigators are being assisted by detectives and uniformed officers from the Salisbury Police Department, as well as State Police crime scene technicians and investigators from the Gang Enforcement Unit.
Details are few at this point in the investigation. Investigators believe it is possible several suspects are involved, but no descriptions are available at this time.
Anyone with information about this apparent murder is urged to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Easter Shore immediately at 410-548-1776. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime.
The investigation is continuing.