Update February 7, 2015: The victim is 61-year-old Karen Irene Siegman of Edwards Way in Adelphi. The victim and the suspect arrested last night were neighbors.
|Rudolph Timothy Phelps Sr.|
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested a suspect this evening in connection with the homicide earlier today in Adelphi. The suspect is 54-year-old Rudolph Timothy Phelps, Sr. of the 9200 block of Edwards Way in Adelphi.
On February 6, 2015, at about 11:30 am, patrol officers were called to the 9200 block of Edwards Way for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found a woman inside of a condo suffering from trauma to the body. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
The preliminary investigation suggests Phelps recently got into an argument with the victim which escalated into the homicide. Phelps is charged with first degree murder.
The victim’s name will be released once her family is notified.
Anyone with information about this homicide 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.comand submit a tip online.
For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.