- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WASHINGTON | Montgomery County police say a D.C. teenager is a potential suspect in the slaying of an American University professor at her Bethesda home.

Spokesman Cpl. Dan Friz said Wednesday that police searched the home of 18-year-old Deandrew Hamlin on a warrant related to the slaying and found items of evidentiary value. Professor Sue Marcum was found dead in her home Monday. The medical examiner’s office says the cause of death was asphyxia and blunt force trauma, and manner of death as homicide.

Hamlin was taken into custody after police say he crashed an SUV missing from Marcum’s home during a chase. He is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, but is not charged in the slaying.

Friz says investigators found signs of forced entry at Marcum’s home.

 

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