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Daniel Ho Coverston—2009 Homicide Victim

On February 14, 2009, at 2:50 p.m., Daniel Coverston's friend entered his apartment in the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle, 21239 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.

Photos of Daniel Ho Coverston.

His friend 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 and there was blood. He realized that Daniel wasn't sleeping.

Photo of the phone booth from which Coverston received his last phone call.When officers arrived at the scene, they found 22-year-old Daniel Ho Coverston suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The 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.

Family photo collage“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.

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.

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

Reward Offered

Daniel Coverston photo collage.In 2016 Metro Crime Stoppers announced an increased reward of $15,000 if your tip to them leads to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for Daniel Coverston's murder. For further information on the reward and eligibility requirements, view the Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland reward flyer for Daniel Coverston.

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

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

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: "MCS (include tip)" to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised April 3, 2020         


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