Police: Man confesses to two murders in Anne Arundel County

Pasadena, Md. – Detectives with the Anne Arundel County police made an arrest in the 2012 murder of a Brooklyn woman.

Jessica Lynn Lee, 18, was found in the woods behind a shopping center in Pasadena, off Ritchie Highway in August of 2012. An autopsy determines she had been stabbed several times and her head severed.

Jessica Lee, 18, found dead in 2012.

Jessica Lee, 18, found dead in 2012.

One of the people interviewed at the time was Chris Scheibe, 28, though he was not charged or named as a suspect in the case.

Detectives remembered his association with Lee when he was among the list of people known by Holly Carol Smith, 24, when she was discovered stabbed and killed in the woods behind a shopping center this past May.

Holly Smith, 24, found dead in 2016 in Annapolis.

Holly Smith, 24, found dead in 2016 in Annapolis.

Anne Arundel County police said they asked Scheibe about the 4-year-old killing and he reportedly confessed to both crimes.

Now they’re worried that these aren’t the only two women he allegedly hurt or killed.

“We have reason to believe he may be involved in other violent crimes regionally not necessarily in Anne Arundel County,” said Cpl. Jacklyn Davis, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel Police Department. “He has ties to southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.”

Detectives described Scheibe as a drifter and a social person with no permanent address.

They hope people recognize his face because he reportedly used several alias and the made up stories about his time in the military, though he never served.

Detectives believe Scheibe knew both victims but not for very long in either case.

“We want to make sure we're not missing anything,” said Davis. “He was a story teller he would lie about his name and his history so really focus on the face and not the name.”

Chris Scheibe, double murder suspect.

Chris Scheibe, double murder suspect.

Detectives would like anyone with information about Scheibe to call the Anne Arundel County Police Department at (410) 222-4700.

Scheibe is being held at a criminal mental health facility in Jessup with no bail.