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APD Media Release 04/22/13

April 22, 2013

Annapolis Police Investigating Homicide

Detectives from Annapolis Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred this afternoon in the 200 block of Victor Parkway.

Officers responded to a report of a possible shooting and found the adult male victim in a vehicle in the 200 block of Victor Parkway.  The victim had been shot and died at the scene.  Police are not releasing information on the vehicle or identity of the man until his identity can be confirmed and his next of kin notified. 


The victim in this case has been identified as 32 year old John Donnel Ray of the 4600 block of Rolling Hill Road, Huntingtown, Maryland 20639. Detectives are actively working the case and encourage any one with information about he death of John Ray to contact Detective Charles Bealefeld at 443-986-5561.


Annapolis Police Department Investigates Unattended Deaths

Detectives from the Annapolis Police Department are investigating the deaths of two men found in a vehicle in the 1200 block of Forest Dr.

On the morning of April 21st Annapolis Police Dispatchers received a report of two unconscious men in a vehicle at the gas station. When officers arrived they discovered the two men inside the vehicle were dead. At this time their bodies have been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death.The investigation into the deaths is ongoing, however preliminary investigations indicate a possible narcotics overdose.


The two victims in this case have been identified as 34 year old Jason Paul Hunter of 200 block of  Deer Drive, Lusby, Maryland 20657 and 29 year old Michael Lee Skirvin III of the 400 block of Longhorn Court Lusby, Maryland 20657. The preliminary investigation indicates both subjects died as a result of a narcotic overdose. However, autopsy results are pending. Any one with information concerning the deaths of either Jason Hunter or Michael Skirvin III are encouraged to call Det John Murphy at 410-562-7759.