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No suspects named in stabbing death

Police are using cameras positioned in the Jonathan Street community to assist their investigation.

Police are using cameras positioned in the Jonathan Street community to assist their investigation.

April 15, 2006|By PEPPER BALLARD

Police had not named any suspects by Friday afternoon in the Thursday morning stabbing death of 31-year-old Leo Anthony Morris.

Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Paul Kifer said Morris, aka "Cash," was found dead, the victim of a stabbing, at 4:45 a.m. Thursday on a walkway of Bethel Gardens Apartments in the 300 block of Bethune Avenue.

Bethune Avenue is a narrow street between Henry Avenue and North Potomac Street in the Jonathan Street neighborhood.

Kifer said Morris had no fixed address, but had relatives in Ranson, W.Va., and Tennessee.

The motive for the stabbing still was under investigation Friday. Kifer said police know there was an altercation that led to Morris' death, but still are investigating the events surrounding it.

Police are using cameras positioned in the Jonathan Street community to assist their investigation, but Kifer would not release details of what detectives have uncovered through images from the cameras.

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Morris' body was sent to the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Morris' death.

Anyone with information about the stabbing may call police at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.

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