Rapist sus­pect linked to at­tacks in both Bal­ti­more County and City

The Dundalk Eagle - - PUBLIC NOTICES -

Bal­ti­more County Po­lice have been ex­ten­sively in­ves­ti­gat­ing a rape that oc­curred last year in the park­ing lot of Loch Raven High School.

An ar­rest war­rant was ob­tained ex­actly a year to the date of the of­fense. Bran­don Saun­ders, 29 years old, from the 3900 block of Eier­man Av­enue, 21206 was ar­rested at his home with­out in­ci­dent on July 29.

He is charged with first de­gree rape and first de­gree as­sault. He is cur­rently be­ing held at the Bal­ti­more County De­ten­tion Cen­ter on $200,000 bail.

Bal­ti­more City po­lice have an ar­rest war­rant for Saun­ders based on a col­lab­o­ra­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tion for a rape that oc­curred in Bal­ti­more City in Oc­to­ber of 2019. Saun­ders has a $20,000 bail in the City case.

On July 28, 2019 the vic­tim told po­lice that she was in Bal­ti­more City and needed a ride to a fam­ily mem­ber’s house af­ter she had an ar­gu­ment with a friend. She had been wait­ing for a bus when the sus­pect made con­tact with her. He of­fered to take her where she needed to go.

As they were in the car, she no­ticed the sus­pect was not go­ing in the right di­rec­tion. When the vic­tim asked the sus­pect where they were go­ing, he as­saulted her in­side the car. Sus­pect Saun­ders drove the vic­tim to a se­cluded park­ing lot to the rear of Loch Raven High School where he bru­tally raped and at­tacked her.

He con­stantly threat­ened to kill her and at times she lost con­scious­ness dur­ing the at­tack. She was fi­nally able to es­cape and ran to­wards In­ter­state 695 in hopes of flag­ging some­one down since it was around 4:30 a.m. A passerby saw the vic­tim walk­ing along the shoul­der of I-695 di­sheveled and blood­ied from the at­tack and called 911.

De­tec­tives Be­lieve There May Be More Vic­tims

Dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, many ev­i­den­tiar y tech­niques were used and in­for­ma­tion started to lead de­tec­tives to Sus­pect Saun­ders. Once they re­al­ized he lived in Bal­ti­more City, the de­tec­tives reached out to the Bal­ti­more City de­tec­tives and they started look­ing at sim­i­lar­i­ties in other rape cases. A com­mon thread linked sus­pect Saun­ders to an­other rape in Bal­ti­more City.

Col­lage of stock pho­tos and ac­tual photo of ve­hi­cles used by Bran­don Saun­ders in rape cases.The BCoPD is also re­leas­ing a photo and stock pho­tos of the ve­hi­cles that Bran­don Saun­ders op­er­ated. De­scrip­tions of those ve­hi­cles are:

1999 Blue Mer­cury Grand Mar­quis

2001 Sil­ver Oldsmo­bile


2003 black Chevy Mal­ibu Both Bal­ti­more County and Bal­ti­more City de­tec­tives be­lieve there may be more vic­tims and have re­leased the book­ing photo along with the ve­hi­cles that be­long to sus­pect Saun­ders. If you or any­one you know has more in­for­ma­tion on this case or oth­ers, you are asked to con­tact Bal­ti­more County Po­lice at 410-307-2020 or Bal­ti­more City de­tec­tives at 410396-2076.

Re­ward Of­fered

Metro Crime Stop­pers of Mary­land, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that is sep­a­rate from the Bal­ti­more County Po­lice Depart­ment and Bal­ti­more County Govern­ment, of­fers re­wards of up to $2,000 for in­for­ma­tion that leads to the ar­rest and charges in con­nec­tion with felony of­fenses.

Anony­mous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stop­pers by phone, on­line or via mo­bile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP Text: “MCS (in­clude tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metro­crimestop­pers.org

Mo­bile App: P3TIPS

Stock pho­tos of a 1999 Blue Mer­cury Grand Mar­quis, 2001 Sil­ver Oldsmo­bile Alero , and a 2003 black Chevy Mal­ibu



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