Police: Homicide linked to fatal crash
Updated, 10:45 p.m.: The woman found dead in her Anne Arundel County home Thursday was strangled in a homicide, and a fatal car crash in Prince George's County was linked to her death, authorities in the two jurisdictions said.
Diana Lynn Patten, 47, was found dead in a house on Lexington Road in Harmans, Anne Arundel police said.
Police in both Prince George’s and Anne Arundel said her death was linked to a car crash in Lanham that occurred minutes after the woman’s body was found.
The man who died in that crash was identified Friday night by Prince George’s police as Carl Lewis Patten, 48, of Lexington Road in Anne Arundel County.
Before the driver was identified, Prince George’s police had described him as “a person of interest” in the woman’s death.
After reporting that he had been identified, Prince George’s police said that the investigation into the crash was continuing.
-- Matt Zapotosky
Washington Post Editors
August 27, 2010; 10:45 PM ET
Categories: Anne Arundel , Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's , Traffic Accidents
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