Homicide Victim, 1983
At 2 a.m. on May 15, 1983, Catherine Marie Britt and her male acquaintance were parked on Poplar Hill Road near Merrymans Mill Road in the Loch Raven Reservoir watershed area. An unknown male suspect fired several shots through one of the vehicle's windows, striking both Catherine and the male acquaintance. Catherine and the male acquaintance were both transported to local hospitals where Catherine was ultimately pronounced deceased. The male acquaintance was critically injured but survived the shooting.
A similar incident occurred on April 16, 1983, also in the Loch Raven Reservoir watershed area. A male and female were also seated in a vehicle when an unknown suspect opened a door and began shooting. Both the male and female survived in this incident.
Composite Sketch of Suspect
The male acquaintance of Catherine Britt was able to provide a description, which resulted in a composite sketch of the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding this case may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.