Police Identify 5 Year Old Homicide Victim's Teen Brother as Murder Suspect
The 17 year old brother of the young girl found dead in a Pasadena home yesterday has been identified as the murder suspect, police said today.
According to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, officers responded to an Applegate North residence in the 4100 block of Apple Leaf Court this morning and discovered a deceased 5-year-old child.
Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Detectives and the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Evidence Collection Unit responded to the scene. Evidence recovered revealed that the victim's 17-year-old half brother, Stephen Jarrod Davis 2nd, (DOB: 10/20/2002) was the suspect in this homicide.
As a result of the investigative evidence, homicide detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant charging Davis as an adult with first degree murder.
On October 3rd at approximately 11:30 a.m., detectives, with the assistance of Ohio police agencies, were able to locate Davis in the Springfield, Ohio area. Davis was arrested by Ohio authorities and is currently awaiting extradition back to Maryland. There were no additional criminal charges placed in Ohio.
An autopsy was completed today and the cause of death was determined to be multiple sharp force injuries and the manner of death was ruled homicide. The victim was identified as Anaya Jannah Abdul , DOB: 12-7-2014.
The Anne Arundel County Police Crisis Intervention Team is working with the responding officers and the victim’s family to provide resources.