On Friday Laurel Police arrested Anne Reed Allen in connection with the death of her husband, a former FBI investigator.
Allen, 62, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, use of a handgun in a crime of violence and first and second-degree murder. She is being held without bond in the Prince George’s Correctional Facility.
Around 9 p.m. on March 16, Scott Horn was discovered in his back yard with “major trauma” to his upper body.
According to Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin, Scott Horn’s death was ruled a homicide shortly after the investigation was started. Laurel Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division investigators identified Allen as a suspect and through a partnership with the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit, a strong case was built against Allen. After four months of investigating the crime, an arrest warrant was issued and Allen was arrested on June 30.
Horn owned a total of seven properties in Laurel, according to Atlas Public Records.
Horn was a member of a team of FBI investigators that investigated the 2002 sniper attacks that took place in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. over a three-week period. Lee Boyd Malvo, 17, and John Allen Muhammad, 42, was arrested and charged on federal weapons charges. Muhammad was sentenced to death and Malvo was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Malvo’s sentence was overturned on appeal in 2017.