Linwood Johnson Charged With First-Degree Murder Of Lenny Harris; Police Hunt For More Suspects
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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (CBSDC) – Prince George’s County Police have charged 49-year-old Linwood Johnson with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Alexandria community activist Lenwood “Lenny” Harris whose body was dumped in a well, WNEW has confirmed.
Police reportedly have a written confession from Johnson. In addition, authorities also recovered the murder weapon.
Harris was fatally shot in the head before his body was discarded in the well behind an unoccupied home in Fort Washington.
A police spokesperson told WNEW they are looking for three or four other suspects in the case.
Johnson has been transported to the Prince George’s County Detention Center in Upper Marlboro.
In most first-degree murder cases suspects are held without bond, although Johnson’s bond status has not been confirmed.
Authorities believe Harris and Johnson knew each other prior to the murder, which is believed to have began as a robbery.
Harris’ body was recovered 48 hours after authorities received an anonymous tip giving the well’s location late last week.
Harris and Alexandria mayor William D. Euille were long-time friends. The late activist played basketball with the mayor and help work on his election campaigns.
“There’s a peace of mind in knowing where Lenny is now,” Euille said Tuesday. “And the fact his family can bring closure in terms of having an actual burial.”
The activist’s car was discovered abandoned in PG County last October. His phone was also located on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, not far from where his body was recovered.