The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Cold Case Unit has charged a suspect in connection with the 30-year-old murder of Stephanie Sue Watson of Laurel. The 27-year-old left for work the night of July 22,1982 and never arrived. Her remains were positively identified a few months later. In March 2013, detectives sent DNA recovered from the victim’s car for testing. That DNA positively matched the suspect, 68-year-old John Ernest Walsh, who is currently in custody on unrelated charges.
Sergeant Richard Fulginiti of the Cold Case Unit is available to discuss the case this afternoon. Photos of the suspect and victim will be available.
Any interested media is asked to please RSVP by 12:00 pm today. Please call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.
When: TODAY, June 25, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm
Where: Police Services Complex
7600 Barlowe Road
Palmer Park, MD