Police offer $20,000 in murder investigation

Posted at 5:52 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 17:57:57-05

Detectives have information to work with but none of it has led them to who killed Karlyn Ramirez.

The 24 year old mother was found dead in her Severn home on August 25, 2015. Now the Anne Arundel County Police Department needs help finding that investigation changing clue.

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"That little kernel of information that we need here to bring this case to a closure, because it's out there. Somebody has it," Sgt. John Poole said Tuesday morning.

Poole said Ramirez, a private first class stationed at Fort Meade, was not the only one in the townhome when police got here.

Her daughter, five months old at the time, was found unharmed. The baby is living with the Ramirez family in Texas. The baby's father and Ramirez's husband is an active duty Army soldier.

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"He was stationed in Fort Jackson, South Carolina and he was on base the day preceding and the day after the homicide," Poole said.

Poole said no one has been ruled out as a suspect at this point. Investigators hope a $20,000 reward will get them closer to an arrest.

The police department is putting up $10,000. Army CID is putting up another $10,000 for a total reward of $20,000 for any information leaded to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

"That's good. Maybe it will make someone come out or whoever may know about it. You know, money talks," Shaun Riggs, who has lived in the neighborhood for six years, said.

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Riggs remembered seeing detectives and getting the flier that was passed around the community.

"It was too close. That was my main reaction because my daughter is here sometimes by herself and if it's someone going around, you know, then that's a concern," he said. 

Investigators said they believe Ramirez was targeted and there was no and is no public safety threat.

The police chief spoke directly to the person with the information they need.

"$20,000 is enough to help with a new start, $20,000 is enough to move you away from whatever you're afraid of talking to us, and it's a chance at a new beginning somewhere else," Chief Altomare said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 410-222-4756 or 410-222-4700.

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