Thursday, October 18, 2012
Charging documents state that bloody shorts and socks were found in a plastic bag in Pikesville resident Matthew Long's bedroom after his grandparents were found murdered.
A typical call to check on elderly Pikesville residents turned grisly last month when police discovered the scene of a double homicide. Vaughn Pepper, 87, lay on the first floor, dead from blunt-force trauma, according to the charging document released Thursday by the Baltmore County Police Department. He had wounds on his head and a bloody barbell was beside him. There were "several circular holes in the chest area, leaving open the possibility that he may have been shot or stabbed in addition to being hit with the dumbbell," the document states. Marjorie Pepper, 85, his wife since 1947, was found on the basement floor, the document states. She too appeared to have died from blunt-force trauma to her head, and a bloody barbell was next to…
Matthew Long, 31, accused of killing his Sudbrook Park grandparents with dumbbells and a knife, is being brought back to Baltimore after his alleged suicide attempt and arrest in Oklahoma.
UPDATE (11:11 a.m.) The Sudbrook Park man accused of killing his grandparents was extradited from Oklahoma yesterday and is in jail here in Baltimore County. Matthew Long, 31, is being held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center, according to a statement from the Baltimore County police, Long is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Sept. 10 deaths of his elderly grandparents, Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper. Police found them dead in their Olmstead Road home where Long resided with them. Police in Weatherford, OK, say he drove his grandparents' vehicle to Weatherford where he stayed in a motel. A motel employee found him unresponsive and called police, a spokesman for the Weatherford Police Department has said. …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
This home is listed at $90,000, according to DirectHomes.com, and is located on Templecliff Road.
This Sudbrook Park home is listed at $90,000, and has four bedrooms and one bath. Located on .15 acres, it has a rear deck and fenced backyard, according to DirectHomes.com. What do you think of this home and the price? The listing says it needs some work. Would you be willing? Why or why not?
Friday, September 21, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department, the Weatherford Police Department in Oklahoma and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate
Matthew Long, the Pikesville man who police suspect of killing his grandparents with dumbells and a knife, is still in Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Long is still in custody, awaiting extradition to Baltimore County. On Friday, the sheriff's office released a mugshot of Long. He was charged this week with two counts of first-degree murder in the suspicious deaths of his elderly grandparents, Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper of Sudbrook Park. Long had been living with his grandparents for years, neighbors state. On Sept. 10, police from the Pikesville precinct found the Peppers dead of blunt-force and sharp-force trauma in their Olmstead Road home. Police believe they died Sept. 8. Police in Oklahoma say Long drove …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
In case you don't have time to drive around, I've picked out a home for you to check out.
This Cape Cod house has four bedrooms, one full bathroom and original hardwood floors. Built in 1951, it also has a large, flat yard that's partially fenced in, according to the flier set outside the home by Realtor Erica L. Solomon of Long & Foster. It's located at 904 Olmstead Road and has ceiling fans, a deck and open floor plan. Take an online tour of this home, priced at $189,900, according to the flier. Have any homes you would like to feature? Add the information to the comments box, including a link if you have one.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Pikesville resident Matthew Long, 31, left a note apologizing 'For all I did.'
Matthew Long of Pikesville ran to Oklahoma, but he may not have been able to escape what police say he did in a Sudbrook Park home. Long, 31, who is, so far, the sole suspect in his grandparents' double-homicide investigation, arrived in Oklahoma on Sept. 9, the day after, police believe, his grandparents died from blunt-and sharp-trauma injuries in their Olmstead Road home. Baltimore County police found the bodies of Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper, ages 87 and 85, respectively, on the afternoon of Sept. 10. A day later, Weatherford, OK police found Long unresponsive in the Travel Inn, "an apparent attempted suicide on his part," said Capt. Todd Doyals of the Weatherford Police Department. "He did leave a note that said 'I'm so sorry for …
Matthew Long, a Pikesville resident, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his grandparents, and is being held in an Oklahoma detention center.
Twenty-pound dumbbells and a knife were the weapons used to kill longtime Sudbrook Park residents Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper. According to Baltimore County police, the dumbbells have been recovered, but the knife has not. The Peppers died of blunt- and sharp-force trauma, according to a news release Wednesday. Police also say that Matthew Long, 31, their grandson and suspect in their suspicious deaths, was found unconscious in a motel room in Weatherford, OK, by Oklahoma police. "Oklahoma authorities found a note in the room saying, "I'm sorry,'" the release states. Long is being held in Weatherford, OK, "on a Baltimore County warrant charging him with two counts of first-degree murder," it states. Baltimore County police found the Peppers…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Matthew Long, 31, is a suspect in the deaths of his Pikesville grandparents Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper of Sudbrook Park.
Police in Weatherford, Oklahoma found homicide suspect Matthew Long last week because he didn't check out of his hotel on time. According to a report in The Baltimore Sun, on Tuesday, an employee at a hotel called Weatherford police, who found the Pikesville resident "unresponsive." He had taken prescription medication and had been on his way to California, the report states. Long, who had lived with his grandparents in their Sudbrook Park home, was missing Sept. 10 when police found his grandparents, Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper, dead, and with traumatic wounds. Baltimore County police homicide detectives said the Peppers may have been dead since Saturday. A neighbor said it was strange that Long was missing, since he had not seen Long …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
A handmade cross, fresh flowers, have been placed in a tree stump in front Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper's home where police believe they died Saturday, victims of homicide.
An Olmstead Rood resident, compelled to do something nice in memory of an elderly couple who were found dead in their home Monday, has placed a memorial to them. "Remembering Our Neighbors" is painted in green across the top of a handmade, whitewashed cross at 800 Olmstead Road. It's a heartwarming tribute, including fresh flowers set in a naturally hollowed tree stump in front of the Sudbrook Park home where Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper, 87 and 85, respectively, were found Monday—the victims of homicide. Police are investigating and have named their grandson who resided with them as suspect.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Deacon Stephen Roscher recalls fondly his visit with longtime Pikesville residents Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper, both in their 80s.
Deacon Stephen Roscher had planned on spending about 15 minutes last month at the home the home of Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper. But the visit went so well, and the conversation was so pleasant, that he ended up staying about an hour. "They were a really neat couple," he said of the octogenarians. "Just very affable. You could tell they were kind, very considerate of one another." Roscher is the permanent deacon assigned to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Pikesville, and they had asked for him to visit their Sudbrook Park home, because they've had trouble getting to church in recent years. He visited on Aug. 12, and their grandson, Matthew Long, 31, welcomed him at the door and joined the one-hour conversation. They talked about …