ANNE ARUNDEL CO. – Thursday the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the deceased female that was found on May 31 near the 2000 block of Industrial Drive. The autopsy revealed puncture/stab wounds to the upper body and ruled it a homicide. After the autopsy was completed,
homicide detectives were able to positively identify the deceased female as Holly Carol Smith, a twenty-four year old female from Essex, Maryland. Detectives have notified next of kin and are working on finding out where she had recently resided. Homicide Detectives are also looking for any witnesses who may have seen Ms. Smith recently within the last week.
As the investigation moved forward information was developed identifying a possible suspect. The suspect was identified as Christopher Allen Scheibe a twenty-eight (28) year old white male with no fixed address. Homicide Detectives learned Christopher Scheibe was wanted on unrelated charges at that time. During the early morning hours of Thursday, members of the Maryland State Police assisted the Homicide Unit in taking Christopher Scheibe into custody in the 3000 block of Warwick Road, East New Market, Maryland.
Homicide Detectives interviewed Christopher Scheibe at which time he confessed to the murder of Holly Carol Smith. An arrest warrant was obtained for him in regards to the murder of Ms. Smith charging him with First and Second Degree Murder and First and Second Degree Assault. Christopher Scheibe is still being held by police at this time.
As this is a very fluid and active investigation the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.