TEENAGE SUSPECT IN FREDERICK CO. MARYLAND MURDER IN CUSTODY IN NYC

(NEW YORK, NY) – A suspect in last month’s murder of a Washington County woman turned herself in to police in New York City and is in custody, awaiting extradition proceedings.

Neajee S. Terry, 19, whose address is unknown, was wanted on a Maryland warrant charging her with first degree murder, second degree murder and first degree assault. The charges are in connection with the murder of Malicia Smith, 20, of Hagerstown, Md. Smith’s body was found along Rt. 40 near Frederick early on the morning of December 24, 2014.

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators were contacted by New York Police Department detectives and informed Terry turned herself in to police at a precinct in Brooklyn on Monday about 2:00 p.m.

State Police investigators traveled to New York to continue the investigation. The vehicle Terry is believed to have traveled from Frederick County to New York in was located in The Bronx. The vehicle is now in police custody and will be processed for evidence.

Terry will be held on the Maryland arrest warrant until an extradition hearing. A hearing date is unknown, but is expected in the near future.

The investigation is continuing.


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