Retired detectives volunteer time to review Anne Arundel County cold cases

Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis stands by the department's record of closing cases.

Anne Arundel county has had 7 homicides and the police have solved 6 of them. But Davis wants that to be even better. Since 1970 there have been 57 unsolved murders in the county that investigators have no forgotten about.

That's why he created a cold case squad for his department.

"We thought it was a good idea and a little out of the box idea to it," Davis said.

Davis had to think creatively because he couldn't hire new detectives due to budget reasons.

"Assemble about eight or nine retired homicide detectives with more than 300 years of experience to work with the current homicide unit to look at these cases," Davis said.  

These retired detectives won't cost the county a cent.  They're all volunteering their time.

"It's a sense of willingness of these homicide detectives that still want to contribute to solving these homicides and they're doing it for nothing more than a pizza," Davis said.

These detectives worked in Anne Arundel, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties. Most of them live here in Anne Arundel County. The first case Davis wants them to take a look at is the 2012 death of Katherine Morris. This was classified as a suicide but Kate's mother has asked the police to take another look.

"At the end of the day Ms. Morris is assured that the police department has done the due diligence of the tragic death of her daughter," Davis said. 

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