Police announce 'Person of Interest' in 2013 Davidsonville murder

Correction: An earlier version of this story included video that pictured a different homicide victim. ABC2 News regrets the error.

Detectives in Anne Arundel County have found a 'person of interest' in the 2013 murder of Nicole Burgess. 

The 37-year-old and her dog were found dead in her Davidsonville home in March 2013. 

"That means there is evidence right now that points towards a particular person as being highly suspicious in regards to this murder. That doesn't close the door, that doesn't make it a slam dunk case but what we do, as far as the prosecution goes, is we want to have a lock tight case because we don't want to only want to arrest somebody, we want to take them to court. We want to prosecute them and we want to put them in jail where they belong," Lt. TJ Smith said. 

Burgess' death was ruled a homicide. Police say Burgess and her dog were stabbed multiple times. 

"Right now detectives believe this person obviously knew Nicole, they believe this was a targeted incident where they specifically went there for a purpose," Lt. Smith told ABC2.

"This is a pretty upscale neighborhood in Davidsonville. Again, as part of our investigation we look to see if there are any trends of burglaries and there wasn't anything, which helped lead us to the fact that somebody targeted her and again, since then, we've been trying to put together and piece together evidence pointing it toward somebody," Lt. Smith added. 

Investigators say even though the murder happened a year ago, this is not considered a cold case as they are still following up on active leads.

Anybody with information is urged to call Metro Crime stoppers or Anne Arundel County detectives at 410-222-3566. 

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