Har­ford sher­iff’s of­fice won’t re­lease notes in fam­ily killings

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND - By Kevin Rec­tor krec­tor@balt­sun.com twit­ter.com/rec­tor­sun

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.

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