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24-year-old arrested for the murder of victim found in vehicle in Glen Burnie

Posted at 6:26 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 17:54:30-04

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Anne Arundel County Police have charged a 24-year-old man for the murder of 56-year-old Brian Gary Gifford, the missing man whose body was found in a vehicle in Glen Burnie.

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After conducting multiple searches in the immediate and surrounding areas of the homicide, locating witnesses and collecting digital evidence, detectives were able to confirm that Gifford was murdered on the morning of July 17, which coincided with his disappearance. Detectives also discovered that several of his personal items were missing and had been taken during the crime.

However, with the help of the public and digital evidence, detectives were able to find a person of interest: 24-year-old Inari Ramiar Molina.

On Friday, the Anne Arundel County Forensics Services Section started analyzing the forensic evidence and, in doing so, that evidence, coupled with the witness and digital evidence, identified Molina as the person who murdered Gifford. Preliminary results reveal that the crime was a random act of violence.

On Saturday, homicide detectives secured an arrest warrant and charged Molina with First and Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Robbery and Reckless Endangerment.

Molina, who is already in the custody of the Anne Arundel County Detention Center after being arrested on Thursday for unrelated crimes and for violating his probation, is currently being held without bond. A detainer will be lodged in regards to the murder charges.

An arrest has been made and this is still a very active investigation, but police are urging anyone with information to call the Homicide Unit at (410) 222-4731.