Dozens of police cadets and homicide detectives combed the neighborhood, knocking on every door the morning after the fatal stabbing in the middle of Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore.
We now have a picture of the victim, a junior at Morgan State University seeking a degree in social work who lived in an apartment complex a short distance from where he died.
"Marcus Edwards, 21 of Washington, DC, was walking in this area where he suffered a stab wound,” said T.J. Smith of the Baltimore City Police Department, “We really don't have a lot of information on this case, but what we do know is that there were a lot of people that stopped in the intersection."
The deadly confrontation happened at 10:30 Monday night on the well-traveled street.
Timothy Cook, a student at the University of Baltimore, also lives in the area.
"When you're out at those times, you usually want to take some sort of precaution, and I think that's pretty much anywhere," said Cook.
It is a case, which has thus far stumped police and that's why they're asking people to call in with anything they might have seen, no matter how insignificant it might seem, as they try to piece together what happened.
"We don't know what the motive in this was,” said Smith, “At this time, we can't rule out robbery. We can't say it was a robbery. There doesn't appear, at this time, that there was any sort of major confrontation that took place prior to this incident occurring."
Anyone with information on this case can contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.