MSP re-examining additional evidence in 2010 double homicide

SALISBURY, Md. – Maryland State Police say they are re-examining additional evidence in a 2010 Wicomico County double murder investigation and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Shortly before 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2010, officers from the Salisbury Police Department were called to a welfare check at an apartment in the 500 block of Emory Court. After receiving no answer at the door, officers requested the assistance of facility personnel to gain entry into the apartment. Once inside, officers found the two victims, Antonio Darrelle Smith aka “Butter”, and Arlene Byrd, dead with multiple injuries.

Autopsy results revealed that Smith’s death was a homicide due to asphyxiation, while Byrd’s death was a homicide due to stab wounds.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to respond and take the lead on the incident. Forensic analysis and further investigation indicate the murder took place between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on July 18th.

Numerous interviews have been conducted and several persons of interest have been identified, however, no suspects have been identified to date. Investigators say they are confidence residence in the apartment complex were present during the incident.

Anyone with information on this murder is urged to contact the MSP Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101. Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore is offering a reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest and can be reached at 410-548-1776. Callers may remain anonymous.

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