It's been three-months since Gloria Fitzpatrick, 61, was found dead in her apartment in the 6900 block of Rooks Court. The case continues to be actively investigated, but detectives could use some help from the public, according to Capt. Tim Clarke with the Frederick County Bureau of Investigation. "Periodically, we like to reach back out to individuals that may have some more information since the incident occurred back in April that may help us out, or steer us in a different direction, or add to what we already have," he says.
Fitzpatrick was found deceased in her apartment by a family member after she failed to show up for work. Her body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office. An autopsy concluded that the cause and manner of death was homicide.
Capt. Clarke says at this time, he cannot release details on how Fitzpatrick died. "There are some things that we like to keep close to the investigation, not to release it. When we do get information, it helps us filter out those calls and prioritize our follow up," he says.
Investigators says significant trauma was not visible at the scene, but was discovered during the autopsy.
They also say there was no sign of a forced entry or a struggle. But Fitzpatrick had a specific routine which did not match the observations within her apartment, according to the FCBI.
Detectives say this appears to be a victim-specific crime, and not a random act of violence.
Anyone who has information on this murder, or if they saw something in the Rooks Court area on April 22nd, is asked to call Detective Joseph McCallion at 301-600-1022. They can remain anonymous.