Thursday, May 2, 2013

PGPD Investigates Double Homicide in Laurel

Updated May 2, 2013:  The victims are identified as 42-year-old James Vell Ferguson and 45-year-old Tina Towler, both of the 9600 block of Muirkirk Road in Laurel.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a double homicide in Laurel.

On May 2, 2013, at approximately 8:15 am, patrol officers responded to the 9600 block of Muirkirk Road for a welfare check. Upon arrival, patrol officers found a man and woman suffering from trauma to the upper body. Patrol officers also found an adult with significant disabilities in the home. The adult is the 25-year-old daughter of the female victim. She was taken to a local hospital for observation. She was not hurt.

The preliminary investigation reveals a nurse, assigned to monitor the adult with special needs, found the victims during a routine visit. Both victims were pronounced dead on the scene.

Neighbors have reported hearing loud voices at approximately 5:00 am. Detectives are working to establish suspect(s) and motive.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text, “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

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