Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

City Hall, Room 250

100 North Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD  21202


Dear Mayor Rawlings-Blake:


I am writing to urge a renewed and vigorous investigation into the death of 16-year old Annie McCann in Baltimore four years ago.


I have followed reporting on the case, and I feel that there are many troubling aspects to how the Baltimore police department has conducted the investigation.  Their theory of the case, that Ms. McCann killed herself by drinking Bactine, seems impossible.  The theory is not shared by the Medical Examiner.  And it appears the police have defended their unusual and unsupported theory with many contradictions, perhaps even lies.


I also urge that you or the police share information with the girlŐs parents, including sharing results of the rape test that was conducted.  I canŐt imagine why that hasnŐt already been done!


Mayor Rawlings-Blake, the handling of the police investigation into this poor girlŐs death is an embarrassment to the City of Baltimore, and an injustice to Annie and to her parents.  Please do the right thing, and order a real investigation into AnnieŐs death!
















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