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71-year-old woman killed in Capitol Heights

Sunday - 2/10/2013, 3:14pm  ET

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71-year-old Geraldine McIntyre died from her injuries at a local hospital. (Courtesy of Prince George's County police)

Police canvas neighborhood

WTOP's Thomas Warren reports

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CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. - Prince George's County police are looking for a suspect in the slaying of an elderly woman in Capitol Heights.

Police say 71-year-old Geraldine McIntyre was found suffering from trauma to the body Saturday afternoon when police arrived at her home to check on her well-being. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

Police have released a description of a possible suspect, described as a black male, 5'7" to 5'9", about 30 to 45 years old, with a slim build and dark complexion. Police say he may been wearing a dark brown or black leather jacket, a black skull cap, black pants and may have been carrying a black bag.

Police say the motive is still unclear.

Detectives were out in the neighborhood Sunday afternoon passing out flyers with a picture of the victim.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 301-772-4925.

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