Homicide Victim 2009
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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