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Police Seek Suspect in Murder of Elderly Woman

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The scene of Geraldine Joyce McIntyre's murder in Capitol Heights. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

The scene of Geraldine Joyce McIntyre’s murder in Capitol Heights. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC)- The elderly woman who died after police found her suffering from trauma during a welfare check in Capitol Heights Saturday afternoon has been identified as 71-year-old Geraldine Joyce McIntyre.

Police are calling McIntyre’s death a homicide, and are searching for a suspect, described as a 30-to-45-year old black male standing between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9 with a slim build and dark complexion.

He may have been wearing a dark brown or black leather jacket, black skull cap, black pants, and may have been carrying a black bag.

Prince George’s County Police found McIntyre on the 1200 block of Chapel Oaks Drive around 3 p.m. Saturday. She was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

A cash reward is being offered for a tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Informative flyer about Geraldine Joyce McIntyre. (Credit: Prince George's County Police)

Informative flyer about Geraldine Joyce McIntyre. (Credit: Prince George’s County Police)

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