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Date: Apr 15, 2016

Original release (April 15, 2016  10:27 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are looking to the public for information that could help them solve a murder that happened 30 years ago.
 
The evening of April 15, 1986, 26-year-old Janice Lynn Potter arrived home from work and ate dinner in her Talister Court 21237 home. Janice was two months pregnant at the time and went to the basement after dinner to watch television in the family room. Just before he left for school in College Park at 6 p.m., Mr Potter opened the sliding glass door slightly because the wood burning stove in the basement was putting out too much heat.
 
Mr. Potter came home at 10 p.m. to a horrific sight: Janice had been brutally murdered.
 
Investigators believe that sometime between 6 and 10 p.m., the suspect entered the home through the open sliding glass door and stabbed Janice Potter repeatedly. Multiple items were taken from the home that included:
  • a ladies yellow gold ring with one ruby;
  • a ladies yellow gold ring with one emerald;
  • a ladies 14K white gold ring made up of a diamond surrounded by five sapphires;
  • a ladies 14K white gold wedding band, with the engraving June 14, 1981;
  • a 1/3 carat diamond white gold engagement ring;
  • a pair of 1/4 carat white gold pierced earrings; and
  • an antique sterling silver salt and pepper shaker.
 
In the weeks before her death, Janice Potter had been receiving annoying telephone and investigators believe that the person responsible for those calls may be the same person who killed her.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Investigators believe that a neighbor who resided on Talister Court in 1986 may hold the key to solving this crime.
 
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
 
Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

    

UPDATE (April 15, 2016 3 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in connection with a December 2015 murder in Reisterstown.

Just after 7:30 a.m. on December 9, police responded to Deaconbrook Circle and Glen Granite Road 21136 after a person walking in the area saw a body nearby and called police. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 56-year-old Jose Dela Cruz Esquivel of the 700 block of Grundy Street 21224 suffering from trauma to the upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation led detectives to identify 19-year-old Patrick Glynn Wallace as the person responsible for the crime. Wallace had met Esquivel at a location in Owings Mills. They became involved in argument during which Wallace stabbed Esquivel multiple times. After the assault, Wallace enlisted the assistance of 20-year-old David Levy Daniels to dump Esquivel’s body in a wooded area.

Patrick Glynn Wallace, of the Unit block of Straw Hat Road 21117, has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

David Levy Daniels, of the 4500 block of Tapscott Road 21208, has been charged with accessory after the fact and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Patrick Glynn Wallace

 

Booking Photograph of David Levy Daniels

UPDATE (December 16, 2015  1:13 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man found deceased in Reisterstown on December 9 as 56-year-old Jose Dela Cruz Esquivel of the 700 block of Grundy Street 21224.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate this case. They are asking anyone with information to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (December 9, 2015  1:36 p.m.):

At 7:37 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to Deaconbrook Circle and Glen Granite Road 21136 for a report of a found body. A person walking in the area saw the body and called police.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the body of a deceased adult male. The man had suffered traumatic injuries.

The man's body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017