UMES student's murder remains unsolved 1 year later

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Maryland State Police investigators continue to look for the person responsible for the murder of a University of Maryland Eastern Shore student one year ago.

Police officials say that a $10,000 reward is still being offered for information that will lead to the person or persons who killed Edmond St. Clair.

St. Clair was riding in a Honda through the Somerset County campus on College Backbone Road at 9 p.m. on February 16, 2013, according to officials. Somewhere near the Student Services Center, St. Clair and other passengers encountered a group of people walking in the street. Officials say that some kind of altercation occurred and St. Clair was stabbed in the upper torso. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.


Investigators believe as many as three people are involved in St. Clair's murder. "They are described as tall, African American males, two of whom had lighter complexions. All three were wearing dark clothing. One may have been wearing some type of ski mask," according to officials in a press release on Wednesday.

Investigators also found a folding knife near the crime scene they say is connected to the murder. The 3 ½" bladed Remington Sportsman's Series folding knife has burnt orange and black camouflage handles Anyone with information about the knife urged to contact police.

Police say investigators are also looking for three people who may have been walking toward the student apartments during the time of the stabbing. Two of them are believed to have been carrying umbrellas. Investigators are also seeking two other people who may have been walking toward the scene shortly after the stabbing.

Additionally, police are looking for drivers and vehicles that were in the area. A light colored vehicle, possibly a Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable, was seen in the area. A gold vehicle was also spotted turning around a short time after the crime and headed back toward the crime scene, according to police. They want to interview the drivers and any passengers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Maryland State Police at 410-651-3101 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776. Crime Solvers and UMES are offering rewards up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s).


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