Prince George's Murders

Randy Overcash, the father of slain University of Maryland student Justin DeSha-Overcash, describes how difficult it is to lose a son. See profiles of the first 13 killed in the county in 2011, including 19-year-old Michael Layne and Landover mother Alitha Mae Jenkins.

Some County Residents Living in Fear

Thirty-five people were killed in Prince George's County in the first four months of 2011. Police increased staffing, but residents worry about the violence.

1,500 Homicides Grow Cold in County

An analysis of FBI statistics shows Prince George's County solved a lower percentage of homicides than any other Maryland jurisdiction from 1980 to 2008.

Mother of Slain Student Protests

Once a month, the mother of slain University of Maryland student Justin DeSha-Overcash drives from North Carolina to send a message to Prince George's County.

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Faces of the victims:
What are the demographics of the county's murder victims?

Interactive Map:
Locations of the 35 murders committed between Jan. 1 and April 29. Thirty are inside the Beltway.

How does the county's homicide rate compare to those in surrounding areas?

The County's 35 Homicide Victims in 2011, through April 29:
Ansel Donovan Whitelocke . Clifton Antion Turner . Mark Andrew Davis Jr. . Larry Junior Watkins . Michael DeAngelo Layne . Maurice Valentine . Alitha Mae Jenkins . Terrance Calvin Hunter . Alejandro Marcos Diaz Vasquez . Corteza Warren Livingston . Juan Moreno Aguilar . Justin Vance Desha-Overcash . Clyde Antwone Roosevelt Howard . Douglas Hodge Jordan Jr. . Mckinney Antonio White Jr. . Brandon Earl Braswell . Ralph Bernard Thomas, Jr. . Christopher Alan Trueheart . Darian Michael Hinton . Aaron Patrick Brown . Philip Watson . George Eugene Borden . Standard Dean Sweet . Gregory Lucious Lawton Jr. . Kyree Efrem Simms . Paul Jason Bennett . Brian Vincent Cooper . Abraham Felipe Lopez . Shawnta Lysheema Coleman . Richard Changsun Nam . Oluseun A. Fashina . David Bayard . Terrell Jerome Brown . Michael Rayvon Chamberlin . James Anthony Jackson Jr.

Special Report front published May 4, 2011.

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