Crime, Police/Fire

Police: $15,000 reward offered for information on unsolved 2009 homicide of Daniel Coverston

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Detectives continue to search for information that may help solve the 2009 Valentine’s Day murder of Towson University student Daniel Coverston.

Daniel’s body was discovered in his apartment in the 7000-block of Lachlan Circle (21239) at just after 2:45 p.m. on that Saturday afternoon. Coverston had left his door unlocked for friends to periodically check on him as he recovered from eye surgery for a detached retina. He was under a doctor’s order to rest lying face down, which is how he was found, having sustained a gunshot wound to the head. He was 22-years-old.

A clue to the killer’s identity may lie in the last phone call he received, which came from a phone booth that was located on Loch Raven Boulevard at Belvedere Avenue. Detectives believe it is possible that the phone call made from that payphone may have come from the person who entered the apartment a short time later and killed Daniel as he rested on his bed.

Coverston’s family still mourns his death twelve years later and hope that someone will help to bring them resolution, hope that someone will divulge information that will help move this case forward.

“Our Daniel was a bright and strong spirit. He was compassionate and generous. Daniel was both academically and athletically gifted. He had an unforgettable, contagious laugh and brought joy to those around him. There is a great hole in our lives and hearts since Daniel’s murder. It is our fervent hope and prayer that we can find justice for Daniel,” wrote Daniel’s sister.

Anyone with information on Daniel Coverston or about his murder, regardless of how insignificant, is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

A $15,000 reward is being offered to anyone who contacts Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland with information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for Daniel Coverston’s murder. A Metro Crime Stoppers flyer on his case can be viewed online here and tips can be submitted on their website at

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government which offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can also be sent by phone via 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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