Police Hope To Find UMES Killer With Newly Released Surveillance Footage
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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (WJZ) — The hunt to find the person who murdered a University of Maryland Eastern Shore student continues. And state police have a new tool to help them catch the killer.
Derek Valcourt explains detectives are releasing some new security camera footage taken near the crime scene.
The video doesn’t show the murder itself. But it does show people walking and driving by–people police need to find.
The murder happened just out of camera range of the surveillance video. It was snowing around 9 p.m. Saturday. You can see a group of at least three people walking by, car after car drives by as well. Someone walks by carrying an umbrella. State police are asking what–if anything–did these people see?
“These are potential witnesses that we need to speak to,” said Det. Sgt. Scott Cook, Maryland State Police.
Detectives are now releasing the video as they try to track down more people who might have seen the three young men who stabbed Edmond St. Clair, 21, to death in the middle of a main road that runs right through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
The campus was bustling with students and visitors during their busy homecoming weekend. The murder happened right near some dormitories, but many students say they saw nothing.
“I looked outside I saw all the ambulances and all the lights and I was just like ‘What happened?'” said Brendon Bennett.
Police say they are looking for three young African-American men in their teens or early 20s. That’s right around the age of most college students.
“The descriptions that they gave us wasn’t even a good description because it could be anybody on this campus, so it kind of like put a little scare on everybody,” said Amber Spearman.
And with the killers still on the loose, investigators know every possible lead they can get from this video will help.
“If you recognize any of the vehicles, if you recognize any of the people we ask that you please contact the police,” Cook said.
State police are still offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps lead to an arrest and conviction in the case.