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Blazer alumna killed in slaying

Murder at FedEx distribution center believed random

By Bridget Egan, Online Art Editor
November 15, 2006
This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from The Washington Post article Police Believe Slaying at Md. FedEx Site Was Random, by Tara Bahrampour. Silver Chips Online posts these news summaries to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

Reina Natasha Lynch, a Blair graduate, was discovered dead on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. at a FedEx distribution center in Beltsville where she held a part time job as a security guard.

Investigators are reviewing security camera footage in hopes of finding any clues that will lead them to the person who shot Lynch, 26. The Prince George's County police have not yet found a motive for her murder and believe that Lynch was not specifically targeted for the crime. "We believe this was a random event," said Cpl. Stephen Pacheco.

Lynch, who graduated from Blair, leaves behind two children, Alexia, 7, and Ethan, 4. Her aunt, Desaree David, described Lynch as a "brilliant student," who enjoyed her mother's cooking.

Lynch worked as a Montgomery County school bus driver during the weekdays and for Ronin Risk International, the security firm contracted by FedEx, on the weekends. Lynch's mother, Marlyn Evans, who immigrated from Guyana 19 years ago, is outraged at the security company. "I don't know who would just have one lone female guard just working at night," she said, adding that it is a dangerous job even for a man.

Currently, a $25,000 reward is being offered for any information that may lead to an arrest of Lynch's murderer.