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Arrest after slain professor's Jeep found

D.C. police have arrested an 18-year-old man who was driving a Jeep Cherokee that belonged to the American University professor found slain inside her Montgomery County home Monday morning.

Deandrew Hamlin, 18, was driving on Benning Road NE late Monday when he passed a License Plate Recognition sensor, D.C. police spokeswoman Istmania Bonilla said. The sensor sent a message to police headquarters alerting dispatchers that a stolen vehicle was in the area.

Police went to Benning Road and attempted to stop the Jeep, Bonilla said, then gave chase when Hamlin allegedly tried to drive away. The Jeep crashed into a crosswalk signpost at the intersection of New York Avenue and M Street NW, and Hamlin, who police said lives in Northwest Washington, was taken into custody. He was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and felony fleeing.

Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said detectives want to speak to Hamlin about the slaying of Sue Ann Marcum, 52, who they believe may have been killed by someone intending to burglarize her home.

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By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 8:30 AM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Montgomery, The District, Updates  
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Comments

If she is living in MoCo, why were there Virginia plates on her Jeep?

Posted by: bs2004 | October 26, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

I grew up with Susie in Upstate, New York. What a terrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Posted by: BAndrew1 | October 26, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

@bs2004 BRILLIANT! You've cracked the case!

Posted by: Florentian | October 26, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

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