GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — A retired teacher was found shot to death in her car, and Anne Arundel County police say it looks like she was robbed.
Suzanne Collins explains it happened in broad daylight on a shopping center parking lot.
Police say there are few clues in this random murder. The victim's family is devastated but also outraged.
Myra Cason, a 63-year-old retired teacher, was found shot to death in her Suzuki Sidekick pulled awkwardly into a spot at a Glen Burnie shopping center. A bullet struck her upper body, possibly shattering the car window. Her only child feels a flood of emotions.
"I'm angry because I don't know why somebody would do this to my mother, and I'm confused because my mind is confused. I can't really grasp all this right now," said Orlondo Sewell, victim's son.
The family and police want help. The Suzuki may have been seen Friday between 8 or 8:30 a.m. on the lot in front of the auto supply and furniture store in the 7300-block of Richie Highway.
"We believe she was brought to this lot, and right now we just need the public's help to figure out how she got here and if anybody saw anything," said Detective Michelle Mangold.
Myra Cason had an appointment with Maryland Primary Care Physicians on Friday at 7:30 a.m., and she did make that appointment. She left about 20 minutes later, but that was the last time she was seen alive.
Police say they know Cason's car pulled into the lot at 8:31 a.m. and drove around before stopping.
"At approximately 8:50 a.m., we know an employee of a local business came through here and saw her car window smashed out," Mangold said.
That person didn't report it, thinking it was vandalism. Another passerby noticed a woman slumped over the wheel around 11 a.m. and called police.
"It would [bring] my whole family peace and closure to this matter," Sewell said. "To have an arrest? Yes. To have somebody come to justice for this, pay for this."
Myra Cason retired from Meade High School. She was very active with a sorority doing charitable work.
Please call the detective with information at 410-222-3458 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
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