Man charged in murder after body found in AACo

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 17:35:17-04

A 28-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found Tuesday in a wooded area near Annapolis.

Christopher Scheibe, of no fixed address, confessed to the murder of Holly Carol Smith, 24, of Essex Thursday, Anne Arundel County Police said. He was already wanted on unrelated charges and taken into custody on the Eastern Shore, police said.

He faces charges of first- and second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault.

Smith’s body was found in the 2000 block of Industrial Drive when a resident walking in the area saw it and called police.

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An autopsy the following day revealed puncture and stab wounds to the upper body.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police tip line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

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