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Police arrest man linked to murder of woman, 6-year-old girl

Wayne Carroll Key Jr. is also wanted on prior warrants for burglary, assault, harassment and child support.

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md. — Deputies have now arrested a person of interest connected to a double homicide in St. Mary's County after asking for the public's help locating him.

According to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, 42-year-old Wayne Carroll Key Jr. has been arrested in connection to the death of 37-year-old Martina Lynn Patterson and 6-year-old Lyneasha Justice Greenwell, both of Lexington Park. 

Deputies have not said how Key is connected to the victims. 

Few details have been released surrounding the double homicide but deputies said the victims were found in the 46800 block of Rogers Drive in Lexington Park. 

Key is also wanted on prior warrants for burglary, assault, harassment and child support. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for two counts of Murder First Degree, two counts of Murder Second Degree, two counts of Assault First Degree and two counts of  Assault Second Degree, the department said.

Anyone with additional information should contact the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office at (301) 475-8008. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). 

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