Harford sheriff’s office won’t release notes in family killings
The Harford County sheriff’s office said Wednesday that it will not release or discuss the contents of notes found in the Bel Air home of Nasir Siddique, who is suspected of killing his wife in the home and their son in College Park before killing himself last month.
“After speaking with detectives, it was determined that in keeping with past practice, the contents of the notes will not be released,” said Cristie Kahler, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.
Pressed on the decision, Kahler said that detectives “are not releasing any additional details at this time, or discussing the nature of the notes.” She said that the investigation is ongoing and that “even with the contents of the notes, determining the motive, with any degree of certainty, may not be a possibility.”
The sheriff’s office first mentioned notes left behind in the couple’s home on Sept. 29, the day after deputies found Nasir Siddique’s wife, Zarqa Siddique, 48, in a bathtub with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Zarqa Siddique was a Harford County public schools employee.
That night, police in Prince George’s County located Nasir Siddique, 57, and the couple’s 19-year-old son, Farhad Siddique, dead from apparent gunshot wounds in a Jeep near the University of Maryland, College Park campus where the son was a student.
Law enforcement officials said a gun found in Nasir Siddique’s lap matched a “projectile” in the family’s Bel Air home, and named Nasir Siddique — a decorated Army officer — as their only suspect, alleging he killed his wife before driving to College Park and killing his son and himself.