Annelise Hyang Suk Lee
1999 Homicide Victim
Update: A DNA match has helped Baltimore County Police clear the murder of Annelise Hyang Suk Lee. In March of 2013, several items of evidence were re-examined and a DNA profile was developed from one of the items. That profile was later found to match a profile on file with the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
The CODIS match indicated the identity of the suspect who had a criminal record. The suspect was incarcerated after the murder on other charges. When he was released, he fled the state. He committed suicide after being arrested on charges unrelated to this incident.
The case was reviewed by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office. It was concluded that the person identified by DNA evidence was the person responsible for the homicide.
On December 13, 1999, the body of 27-year-old Annelise Hyang Suk Lee was found in her apartment located in the unit-block of Hartley Circle in Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. An autopsy revealed she died of blunt force trauma and strangulation. Her body was discovered by a maintenance worker at about 10:10 a.m. at the door of her bedroom. The apartment was checked at the request of Ms. Lee's employer who was worried when she did not arrive at work and she couldn't be reached on the telephone.
Ms. Lee was last seen alive at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 1999, on the parking lot of her residence after she was dropped off by her employer. Detectives have conducted numerous interviews and reviewed evidence recovered from her residence, but they need the public's help in developing additional information. Ms. Lee had no family members in the Baltimore area.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Homicide Unit's Unsolved Case Squad at 410-887-3943 or Communications Team at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587) to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS."
Revised July 23, 2014