February 14, 2021

Detectives continue to search for information that may help solve the 2009 Valentine's Day murder of Towson University student, Daniel Coverston.

Family photos of Daniel CoverstonDaniel's body was discovered in his apartment in the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle, 21239 around 2:50 p.m. that Saturday afternoon. Daniel had left his door unlocked for friends to periodically check on him as he recovered from eye surgery for a detached retina. He was under a doctor's order to rest lying face down, which is how he was found, suffering a gunshot wound to the head. He was 22-years-old.

A clue to the killer's identity may be in the last phone call he received, which came from a phone booth that was 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 the apartment a short time later and killed Daniel as he rested on his bed.

Daniel's family still mourns his death twelve years later and hope that someone will help to bring them resolution, hope that someone will divulge information that will help move this case forward.

“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.

If you have any information about Daniel Coverston or his murder, regardless of how insignificant you may think it is, please contact Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.  

Reward Offered

A $15,000 reward is offered to anyone who contacts Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland with information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for Daniel Coverston's murder. You can view Daniel Coverston's Metro Crime Stoppers flyer or leave a tip on their website at MetroCrimeStoppers.org

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government which 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