Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Detectives Arrests Suspect in Capitol Heights Homicide

Olayinka Kowobari

Homicide Unit detectives arrested the suspect in connection with this morning’s homicide in Capitol Heights. The suspect is 34-year-old Olayinka Kowobari of the 9400 block of Eugenia Park Street. The victim is 35-year-old Jodi Henry of Mary Place in Fort Washington. The suspect and victims were acquaintances.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect and victim got into a fight around 1:45 am at the suspect’s home in the 9400 block of Eugenia Park Street. During that fight, the suspect stabbed the victim. The victim was taken to a hospital by a witness where she died a short time later. Patrol officers took the suspect into custody at her home.

Kowobari is charged with first and second degree murder. She’s in custody of the Department of Corrections.

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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