From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
On Friday, June 26, 2015, detectives from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, filed murder charges in a cold case double homicide that occurred in Edgewood nine years ago.
Bernard Harris Davis, Jr., 27, with a last known address of Martin Road in Havre de Grace, has been charged with the murders of Waverly Corey Lewis and Randolph Mendon Goodson.
The homicides occurred during the overnight hours of September 14, 2006, in the 1300 block of Gold Meadow Way, Edgewood, MD. At 1:41 pm, that afternoon, patrol deputies assigned to the Southern Precinct were called to the apartment by a friend of the deceased. The friend had stopped to visit when the victims were found inside the residence, both having suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Patrol deputies turned over the crime scene to homicide detectives and deputies from the Forensic Analysis Unit to process and collect critical evidence. With no witnesses to the crime and little information on a possible suspect, all leads quickly ran out with no arrests.
For the next several years, detectives diligently worked the case, exhausting all investigative leads. Progress on the case stalled and the case went cold. A fresh look into the murders earlier this month sent detectives to revisit the evidence collected and re-interview key people in the case. Through this renewed effort, coupled with new details developed, detectives were able to identify Davis as a suspect.
Davis was served with a warrant for the homicides at the Harford County Detention Center, were he is currently incarcerated on unrelated burglary charges.
Sheriff Gahler remarked, “Cold cases are extremely difficult to investigate, but not impossible to solve. Time may make the trail go cold, but we will not stop until we find the suspects and bring closure to the families of the victims. If you commit a crime in Harford County, we will find you.
Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but we will continue to work the case.” Sheriff Gahler reminds citizens that they can see all of our cold cases on our website at www.harfordsheriff.org. “Your tip could be the piece of the puzzle we need to close the case.”