- Associated Press - Sunday, October 4, 2020

PASADENA, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland announced a murder charge Sunday against a 17-year-old in the death of his 5-year-old half sister.

Stephen Jarrod Davis II was located by authorities in Springfield, Ohio, Saturday morning and has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said in a news release.

The victim, identified Sunday as Anaya Jannah Abdul, was found Saturday morning at a home in Pasadena. Police said an autopsy had been completed and the cause of death was determined to be multiple sharp force injuries.

“Detectives are still looking into a motive in this case,” the news release said.

The police department said its crisis intervention team was working with the responding officers and the victim’s family.



Davis, who was not facing any additional charges in Ohio, was awaiting extradition back to Maryland, police said. Online court records did not immediately reflect the charge against him, and it was not clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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