OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police say they are investigating the killing of a 43-year-old man found lying in a roadway in Oxon Hill.

Police say Anton DeMichael Agurs of Capitol Heights was found at the intersection of Bald Eagle Road and Oxon Hill Farm Road on Tuesday night. Authorities say Agurs was suffering from trauma to his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Agurs’s wife, Alethea, says her husband was a self-employed tow truck driver who had started his own company. She says he left their home on Tuesday night after someone apparently called him about a towing job and never returned.

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Comments (5)
  1. johnosnj3 says:

    Why didn’t the wife call the police after he did not come home?

  2. First Responder says:

    How do you know she didn’t? There’s nothing in this version that states she didn’t call.

  3. Disgusting says:

    Sounds like a gang “beat down” .
    When a new member joins a gang, they put the “newbie” through a series of initiation requirements to “prove their loyalty to the gang”. (Actually, it is a number of serious crimes, committed by the new member and other members, which insures that the new member is not an under-cover cop, and that they will never leave the gang and “rat” on the other members about criminal activities witnessed during the membership.)
    It is very sad to see what our world has come to these days. If you think that our morals have gone to Hell, wake up. The complete loss of morals was last week.

  4. Tee says:

    Being gone for an hour and a half is not long at all for a tow job, especially considering where he traveled from and to for the job. I know this family and the distance he had to travel from his place of business to where he was found is about a 20-25 minute drive. So going and coming is 40-50 minutes. Add in the time it would take to help the stranded driver on the scene and/or tow the disabled vehicle and, again, an hour and a half is nothing, so she would never have thought to call the police because there was no obvious reason to.

    All that matters is that a good man, husband, father, and friend is now gone for absolutely no reason at all. Senseless violence! R.I.P. Anton!!!

  5. sven says:

    I’m surprised we don’t see more tow truck drivers attacked, especially the tow predators in Baltimore staking out lots for profits.

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