Sean Turkot (left) and Alexander Smoot (right)
From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
(January 5, 2015 – ABINGDON, MD) –Detectives from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate a fatal stabbing, claiming the life of a 28 year-old Harford County man.
Two adult males have been charged with the murder that occurred on Sunday, January 4, 2015. The victim has been identified as Edward W. Hayden, III, of the 300 block of Forsythia Drive in Abingdon.
Sean Thomas Turkot, age 28, also of Forsythia Court and Alexander William Smoot, age 29 of the 1800 block of Petula Court in Forest Hill, were both charged with Hayden’s murder.
At approximately 7:18 pm, on Sunday, Hayden’s girlfriend reported him missing. Patrol deputies responded to the residence, beginning an intense investigation with HCSO detectives that developed evidence implicating the suspects in Hayden’s murder. The specific motive for the murder remains under investigation. The victim and his girlfriend lived in the residence with their roommate, Turkot. Deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office took both suspects into custody at the residence on Forsythia Court, without incident.
Around 3:30 am, HCSO acting on information gathered through the investigation, began a search near Havre de Grace in the Susquehanna State Park. Hayden’s body was recovered by authorizes from the water at approximately 10:30 am.
Both suspects are currently being held at the Harford County Detention Center, awaiting initial appearance before a court commissioner.
Investigative assistance was provided by HCSO Patrol, HCSO helicopter SABLE 1, as well as Department of Natural Resources, Susquehanna Hose Company, Level and Aberdeen VFC. Anyone who may have information is urged to contact Harford County Sheriff’s Office Detective Tammy Burns at 410-836-5043.
The investigation ongoing, no further details are available to this time.