FAIRFAX, Va. - There is new information in the mysterious death of Annie McCann. The Fairfax teenager was found dead in Baltimore in 2008 after running away from home.
A man once questioned in McCann’s death has been arrested for murder and now the teen’s parents want their daughter’s case reopened.
Some might call the circumstances surrounding the death of Annie McCann, strange, unusual, even deeply troubling.
The medical examiner says she died from a lethal dose of Lidocaine from a bottle of Bactine, but ruled her death "undetermined."
The police say all signs point to suicide.
But Annie McCann’s parents are convinced she was murdered and are now asking the Baltimore police to investigate the case as they should have from the start.
A few hours after Annie McCann’s body was found near a trash bin in East Baltimore, her 2007 Volvo was found several blocks away.
While investigating her death, Baltimore police learned how it got there.
Several teenagers stole it; one of them claiming they removed the teens body before driving away.
The only adult charged in the theft was Darnell Kinlaw, now 21, who is facing a murder one charge in Baltimore for killing a 26-year-old woman on November 11th before stealing her car.
Daniel and Mary Jane McCann think Kinlaw may know what happened to their daughter.
"We can't rule it out," said Daniel McCann in an interview Thursday, "but we are not inclined to believe that Mr. Kinlaw poisoned our daughter with Lidocaine. What we do know is that he was at the scene of the car with our dead daughter and four juveniles and what we would like to find out is how they came to be there."
The McCann’s think Kinlaw and others know more than what they've told police in the past. Especially after hearing what one of the juveniles charged with stealing Annie’s car had to say in court.
"When we went to one of the juvenile hearings, a young man said that he was afraid for his life, for what he knew about Annie McCann," said Mary Jane McCann.
At the request of FOX 5, Baltimore police released a statement which says,
"In the case of Ms. Annie McCann, Mr. Kinlaw was questioned extensively in that investigation, and it was revealed that he was involved in stealing Ms. McCann’s vehicle from a neighborhood in east Baltimore.
However, despite numerous interrogations and execution of search warrants, there was no evidence, forensic or otherwise, to connect Mr. Kinlaw to Ms. McCann’s death. Mr. Kinlaw was charged by the Baltimore police department for the theft of the vehicle but those charges were later dropped by the former state's attorney".
Said Mary Jane McCann, "the police did not investigate, they need to reopen the investigation for Annie McCann now".