Man Caught in Slain AU Professor's Car Charged

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    Students of an American University professor found dead Monday morning express shock. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010)

    A man taken into custody after he was caught in the Jeep Cherokee belonging to a slain American University professor is facing multiple charges.

    Deandrew Hamlin, 18, of northwest Washington, was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and felony fleeing, police said. Other charges are pending.

    American University Professor Found Dead in Her Bethesda Home

    [DC] American University Professor Found Dead in Her Bethesda Home
    Police are investigating a Bethesda woman's death as a homicide. (Published Monday, Oct. 25, 2010)

    Hamlin was apprehended late Monday after leading police on a chase in Northeast and Capitol Hill. Police spotted Sue Ann Marcum's beige 1999 Cherokee at about 11:15 p.m. and pursued it until it crashed near New Jersey Avenue and M Street in Northwest, NBC4's Jackie Bensen reported.

    Police had been searching for the missing Cherokee since a friend reported finding Marcum dead in her Bethesda home at 10:52 a.m. Monday. Police described the scene as a robbery gone bad. They said there were signs of forced entry to Marcum's home and they are investigating her death as a homicide.

    Marcum, 52, was the director of the MS in Accounting program at American University's Kogod School of Business. A memorial to Marcum has been put together at the school, News4's Jane Watrel reported.