Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PGPD Investigates Homicide in Oxon Hill

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Oxon Hill. The victim is 21-year-old Latiqua Nicole Cherry of Audrey Lane in Oxon Hill. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered in this case.

On May 17, 2015, at about 5:00 am, neighbors called 911 to report smoke in an apartment building in the 600 block of Audrey Lane. Fire crews quickly extinguished flames inside an apartment and discovered the body of a woman who had suffered burn injuries. The victim was later identified as Cherry. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A medical examiner yesterday ruled Cherry died from trauma to the body prior to the fire being set in her apartment. The manner of death is a homicide.

Preliminarily, Prince George’s County Police Homicide detectives do not believe this was a random act. Investigators are working to identify the suspect(s) and motive in this case.

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 towww.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

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