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Police: Teen is 'suspect' in prof slaying

Montgomery County detectives searched the home of an 18-year-old District man Tuesday night, and found "items of evidentiary value" related to the murder investigation of American University accounting professor Sue Ann Marcum, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

The 18-year-old, Deandrew Hamlin, had been spotted late Monday night driving a Jeep that police say was taken from the professor's home. It isn't clear when and how Hamlin got the Jeep.

But detectives clearly are showing an active interest in Hamlin.

"We're looking at him as a potential suspect in Professor Marcum's murder," said Cpl. Dan Friz, a Montgomery County police spokesman.

The search took place in the 1300 block of 5th Street NW, according to Friz.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  | October 27, 2010; 11:25 AM ET
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Why hasn't the Post reported the news that the suspect was a ward of DYRS?

Posted by: Aaron20011 | October 27, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

If this crime took place in the District, why is Montgomery County involved?

Posted by: johng1 | October 27, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

It did't take place in the District. Maybe you should read the original article. The vehicle was recovered in the District. The suspected homicide was committed in MoCo.

Posted by: TheSaurus103 | October 27, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

From a conviction for destruction of property in 2009 to suspected involvement in a home invasion, robbery and homicide in 2010? This guy seems to have aced his lessons in Criminality at DYRS.

Posted by: nan_lynn | October 27, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

"1300 block of 5th St NW"

That's a Section 8 housing project.

Posted by: lipschitzantwon | October 27, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

To bad there's no death penalty if he did it.

Posted by: FLvet | October 27, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

lipschitzantwon - What does that have to do with anything? Okay it's a Section 8 housing project.

Posted by: cpugh1 | October 27, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Its a shame when you can get more info from the comments than the actual article.

Posted by: Redial1 | October 27, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse


Read the article before posting.

Posted by: shadon1 | October 27, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

For god's sake - what is wrong with these black teens?

You violently kill a person, take some of their belongings to YOUR house, and then ride around in the vehicle?

Just unbelieavably stupid behavior.

Did you really have to KILL someone for the temporary material gain?

And now you'll probably spend the rest of your life in jail?

It's hard for me to understand and even harder to see a positive future for young blacks, male and female.

Posted by: keedrow | October 27, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

How did a punk from 5th Street end up in a suburban house 5 miles away? Why that house, why kill that lady, why drive around in a stolen car? Did he get the car from someone else? Was he at the house alone? Who was supervising the 18 year old city ward? Another success story for the DCYS. What a sad story.

Posted by: whytehs | October 27, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I still do not thing this young thud did the murder. He may have grabbed all the goodies from her car. He was on the way to get rid of it. That boy does not know where MOCO is. Bet he has been known to grab a car with the keys left in it!

Posted by: nextonuthin | October 27, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Another fine young man from DC led astray by the streets...SURE! Execute the little schitt.

Posted by: mortified469 | October 27, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

"We're looking at him as a potential suspect in Professor Marcum's murder," said Cpl. Dan Friz, a Montgomery County police spokesman.

Let's see he was caught driving the victims car that was taking from her home when she was murdered. And they are looking at him 'as a potential suspect'. Well Duhh.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | October 27, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

To bad there's no death penalty if he did it.

Posted by: FLvet |

There is a potential for the death penalty. For at least the third time the woman was murdered in Maryland where we have the death penalty.

Why do so many people have reading comprehension issues?

Posted by: MKadyman | October 27, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

seems like alot of thug killers r coming from DC into Montgomery county to rob and murder

Posted by: skinsfan15 | October 27, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

some of you people are just so dumb i mean really the comment about "what is wrong with these black teens" you don't even know the race of the teen,and the comment about "That's a Section 8 housing project" really?????? come on now this man is innocent until proven other wise so just SHUT UPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: aleishacarpenter | October 27, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

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