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George King

1994 Homicide Victim

Photo of George King who was murdered during a robbery at Prestige Messenger Service in 1994.Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a homicide that occurred on December 12, 1994. George King, 45, was shot and killed during a robbery of the Prestige Messenger Service, which was located in the 1500 block of Canton Center Drive, 21227. The suspects stole several boxes containing loose coins during the robbery.

King was working for Prestige as an overnight dispatcher. On December 12, 1994, a coworker discovered the victim’s body in the parking lot behind a dumpster. Investigators determined that the killing occurred during a robbery.

Photo of cases filled with coins that were stolen from the victim's workplace.The unknown suspects stole several cases filled with coins from local pay phones that were stored in the warehouse. The cases are described as boxes made of black, brown, or gray plastic or vinyl with metal corners. They are 11.5” wide, 14” long and 5.5” deep, and weigh approximately 65 pounds when filled with coins. Five boxes were recovered near Woodberry in Baltimore City shortly after the crime but several are still missing.

King’s murder occurred two weeks before Christmas. His death has been devastating to his family members.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2,000 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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