Monday, August 29, 2022

Detectives Obtain Arrest Warrant for Suspect in Domestic-Related Homicide

Homicide Unit detectives obtained an arrest warrant in connection with a domestic-related homicide in Lewisdale this weekend. The suspect is 64-year-old Ernest Hayden of Lewisdale. He’s charged with murdering his wife, 60-year-old Pauline Hayden. 

On August 28, 2022, at approximately 11:30 am, officers responded to the 2000 block of Amherst Road for a welfare check. Officers discovered the victim unresponsive inside of the couple’s home suffering from trauma. She was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect murdered his wife and then fled the home. The suspect is currently being held in Washington, DC, pending extradition to Prince George’s County.

Hayden is charged with first degree murder and related charges.  

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512.  

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 22-0041261.  

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