Police Investigating Homicide
On June 19th at 2:48 p.m. officers responded to the 1000 block of Spa Road for a welfare check. Officers arrived and located a deceased adult female victim inside an apartment with signs of trauma to her upper body. The victim is identified as Erica Bonora, 38, of Annapolis.
Officers learned that the victim's vehicle, a 2011 Nissan SUV, was missing. Hours later officers located the vehicle occupied in the area of Spa Rd and Forest Dr. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the occupant fled from police. Officers pursued the vehicle until the occupant crashed his vehicle into a tractor trailer in Prince George's County while trying to evade the police. The occupant was transported to an area hospital and is considered a person of interest.
Detectives are investigating this incident that does not appear to be a random act. This is an active and fluid investigation and we urge anyone with information about this incident to contact our detectives at 410-260-3439. You can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP and submit an anonymous tip. If your tip leads to an arrest or indictment you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
UPDATE-Annapolis Police Arrest Homicide Suspect
On June 24th, Annapolis Police detectives arrested Zachary Murphy, 38, of Annapolis, for the killing of Erica Bonora. Murphy and the victim were known to each other.
Zachary Murphy was charged with second degree murder, first and second degree assault and numerous traffic offenses. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
Submitting Anonymous Tips to Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland
Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is an organization separate from the Annapolis Police Department. When you phone in or submit your Annapolis crime tip online or through the P3 Tips smartphone app Metro Crime Stoppers receives your tip anonymously and only forwards your tip information to the Annapolis Police Department. No identifying information is ever forwarded to us. Metro Crime Stoppers uses a special coding system to protect your identity, they do not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. If your tip leads to the arrest or indictment of a person for a felony you could qualify for up to a $2,000 cash reward from Metro Crime Stoppers. You can submit a tip by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting www.metrocrimestoppers.org, or through the P3 Tips smartphone app. The app can be found in the Apple or Android app stores by searching for P3 Tips.
You can also call a tip into us directly at 410-280-CLUE (2583).