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“If he were alive today, my brother would be 32 years old. Our family and friends miss him very much. We still hope and pray Daniel’s case will be solved one day.” 

Homicide victim Daniel CoverstonCould this be that day? This is what Daniel Coverston's family and friends have wondered every day for ten years, and what they wonder still today. Could this be the day?

On February 14, 2009, at 2:50 p.m., Daniel's friend entered his apartment in the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle to check on him. Daniel was recovering after surgery for a detached retina, so his friend expected to find him in the same place he found him the day before - lying face down on his bed. Daniel was expecting his friend so he'd left the door unlocked. His friend had checked on him a number of times since the surgery, and each time Daniel was doing what the doctor ordered, resting face down.

He walked through the apartment and into the bedroom, just like he had around 2 p.m. the day before. Something was different this time. This time Daniel didn't answer. There was blood. Daniel wasn't sleeping. 

Daniel Ho Coverston was 22 years old when he was murdered, found face down on his bed with a gunshot wound to his head.

Crime scene photo of actual phone boothThe only possible clue to the killer's identity may be in the last phone call he received, which came from a phone booth that was, at that time, located on Loch Raven Boulevard at Belvedere Avenue. Detectives believe it is possible that the phone call made from that payphone may have come from the person who entered his apartment and killed him as he was resting following his surgery.

“Our Daniel was a bright and strong spirit. He was compassionate and generous. Daniel was both academically and athletically gifted. He had an unforgettable, contagious laugh and brought joy to those around him. There is a great hole in our lives and hearts since Daniel’s murder. It is our fervent hope and prayer that we can find Justice for Daniel,” wrote Daniel's sister.

It has been ten years since this murder took place. Someone has a piece of information that could help police solve this crime. Someone knows who killed Daniel Coverston. It is time to come forward and bring this family peace.

Contact Baltimore County Homicide Detectives with any information, regardless of how insignificant you may think it is, by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Personal photos of Daniel Coverston and friendsToday can be the day.

Reward Offered

A $15,000 reward is being offered through Metro Crime Stoppers. Anyone who contacts Metro Crime Stoppers with information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for Daniel Coverston's murder may be eligible for this reward.

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online, or via their new mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

View the Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland reward flyer for Daniel Coverston here: metrocrimestoppers.org/danielcoverston

UPDATE (December 14, 2016  7:43 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released a video of a December 6 stabbing in a Loch Hill convenience store.

View the video here.

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

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

Original release (December 7, 2016  10:55 a.m.):

A Loch Hill convenience store employee suffered life threatening injuries when he was stabbed Tuesday afternoon.

The investigation has indicated that just before 4 p.m., the 39-year-old male victim was working behind the counter at the Quick Mart in the 6500 block of Loch Hill Road 21239. The suspect went behind the counter and stabbed the victim repeatedly. The victim managed to escape the attack and run out the front door. The suspect fled the area.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is actively investigating this incident. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime. Robbery is not suspected at this time.

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

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

UPDATE (November 22, 2016  1:19 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers has announced an increased reward of $15,000 for this case. For more information, go to the Metro Crime Stoppers website.

Just before 3 p.m. on February 14, 2009, Baltimore County Police responded to an apartment in the 7000 Block of Lachlan Circle 21239 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 22-year-old Daniel Ho Coverston suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was declared deceased at the scene.

Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives have conducted a thorough investigation into this incident but have not been able to develop any information that positively identified a suspect.

Anyone with information on this case can submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government.

UPDATE (November 10, 2016  8:44 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers has announced an increased reward on this case. For more information, go to the Metro Crime Stoppers website.

Anyone with information on this case can submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government.

UPDATE (October 26, 2016  8:43 a.m.):

Just before 3 p.m. on February 14, 2009, Baltimore County Police responded to an apartment in the 7000 Block of Lachlan Circle 21239 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 22-year-old Daniel Ho Coverston suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was declared deceased at the scene.

Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives have conducted a thorough investigation into this incident but have not been able to develop any information that positively identified a suspect.

Metro Crime Stoppers Increases Reward

The Metro Crime Stoppers Reward for this case is now up to $4112 (includes the private reward of $2112 for the arrest and conviction and the up to $2000.00 reward offered by Metro Crime Stoppers for the arrest and charges filed in the case). Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible. More information is on the Metro Crime Stoppers website.

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

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (August 5, 2016  8:29 a.m.):

The Metro Crime Stoppers Reward for this case is now up to $3612 (includes the private reward of $1612 for the arrest and conviction and the up to $2000.00 reward offered by Metro Crime Stoppers for the arrest and charges filed in the case). More information is on the Metro Crime Stoppers website.

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

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Original release (September 9, 2015  9:16 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining information on the 2009 death of a Glenmont man.

Just before 3 p.m. on February 14, 2009, Baltimore County Police responded to an apartment in the 7000 Block of Lachlan Circle 21239 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived at the scene, they found 22-year-old Daniel Ho Coverston suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was declared deceased at the scene.

A witness told police that he had come to the location to check on Coverston because Coverston recently had surgery. There was no answer at the door, but the door was unlocked so he went inside where he found Coverston unresponsive.

Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives have conducted a thorough investigation into this incident but have not been able to develop any information that positively identified a suspect. They are now turning to the public for help.

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

Picture of Daniel Ho Coverston

    

  

 

  

 

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. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

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.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017