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Woman found murdered inside Annapolis apartment, police chase down her missing car

Posted at 10:36 PM, Jun 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 11:37:25-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Saturday, at 2:48 p.m., Annapolis Police were called to the 1000 block of Spa Road for a welfare check.

Arriving officers discovered a woman dead inside an apartment with signs of trauma to the upper body.

The victim is identified as Erica Bonora, 39, of Annapolis.

Officers learned that her vehicle, a 2011 Nissan SUV, was missing.

Hours later, officers located the missing vehicle occupied in the area of Spa Road and Forest Drive.

The driver, identified as 38-year-old Zachary Murphy, fled when police tried pulling the car over.

Officers gave chase until Murphy crashed into a tractor trailer in Prince George's County.

Murphy was taken to an area hospital and was charged with Bonora's murder. Police said the two knew each but would not elaborate.

Anyone with information should call detectives at 410-260-3439 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.