Cold Cases

About Cold Cases

The Howard County Police Department periodically highlights unsolved homicide investigations in the hopes of generating new tips and information. Despite lengthy and complex investigations, family members of these homicide victims are still awaiting justice for their parent, sibling or child.

Detectives are seeking information from witnesses or anyone who may have further knowledge about any of these cases. Anyone with information is urged to contact 410-313-STOP or email hcpdcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov. Callers may remain anonymous and may earn a reward.

Case: Homicide of Aaron Thomas Brice, Nov. 1, 2009

Aaron Thomas BriceHoward County police continue to seek information regarding the homicide of Aaron Thomas Brice that occurred during a Halloween party overnight between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2009, in the 11500 block of Manorstone Lane in Columbia.

Police received multiple calls from party-goers around 1:15 a.m., Nov. 1, indicating that shots had been fired inside the residence. Brice, 19, of Silver Spring, was found deceased at the scene. Another man, Nathaniel Quick, 22, of Columbia, was also shot and transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition.

Police responded to the scene and found more than 100 people at the residence. Anyone with information is urged to call police. Callers may remain anonymous and may earn a reward of up to $10,000.

Case: Homicide of Tamba Nyorkor, Oct. 8, 2008

Tamba NyorkorPolice continue to seek information regarding the homicide of Tamba Karmor Nyorkor.

Police were called to the 9700 block of Clocktower Lane in Columbia on Oct. 8, 2008, at approximately 7:30 p.m., after a woman reported a man inside an apartment appeared to be injured or deceased. Paramedics and police arrived and found Nyorkor dead from a gunshot wound. He was 26 years old. Also in the apartment at the time were his two toddler-age children. They were not injured.

A Columbia man was arrested the following day and charged in connection with the case. However, the charges were dropped prior to indictment by grand jury.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police. Callers may remain anonymous and may earn a reward of