Released on July 3, 2017 - 1:53pm

Laurel Police Detectives arrested Anne Reed Allen in Maryland on Friday, June 30, 2017. Reed was arrested in connection with the death of Scott Alan Horn. Ms. Allen is the estranged wife of Horn. She is charged with 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the use of a handgun in a crime of violence, and is currently being held without bond at the Prince George’s County Correctional facility.

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at approximately 8:58 pm, Laurel Police received a 911 call for an unresponsive male at a residence in the area of 200-block of Patuxent Road, Laurel, Maryland. Officers arrived within minutes and located the 62-year-old Horn deceased in the yard of the home. The victim, who was a retired Special Agent with the FBI, was found with major trauma to his upper body.

Detectives from the Laurel Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, with assistance from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit, immediately began investigating the death as a homicide. Detectives quickly identified the victim’s 62-year-old estranged wife, Anne Reed Allen, as the suspect in Horn’s murder. Over the past four months, Detectives worked diligently to gather evidence and build a case against the suspect, culminating in the issuance of an arrest warrant for Anne Reed Allen for the murder of Scott Horn.

The Laurel Police Department wishes to thank Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance and cooperation during this investigation.

The investigation into the death of Mr. Horn is ongoing. Anyone with additional information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Laurel Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (301) 498-8002.

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