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    MD - Leroy Bass, 68, Elkridge, 29 Nov 1976

    Leroy F Bass
    Case #: H-50-16260

    Age / Sex / Race: Unk / Male / Unknown Location of Homicide: Bass Motel, 7436 Washington Blvd. County: Howard Date / Time: 11 / 29 / 1976 Cause of Death: Shooting Details: Leroy Bass was in the business office of the Bass Motel, with his 13 year old niece. Two unidentified African American males entered the office and displayed weapons. Mr. Bass and niece were taken to the living quarters of the office where the niece was locked in the bathroom. Mr. Bass was shot, causing his death. The niece escaped and called police. Robbery was the apparent motive. Investigator: Detective Sergeant John Cook
    Maryland State Police - Cold Case Unit
    1201 Reisterstown Road
    Pikesville, Maryland 21208


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    There's an article on it in a 1976 Baltimore Sun, but I can't access it without paying for it

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    From a 2001 article about a cold case investigator who worked the Bass case in 1976.

    Hot on the trail of Md. `cold' cases
    Baltimore Sun
    February 26, 2001
    By Del Quentin Wilber
    Though known as a thorough and careful investigator, Cassell didn't have much luck on his first homicide. In 1976, motel owner Leroy F. Bass, 68, was killed in the bedroom of his motel in Elkridge by a single bullet through his head. Cassell suspected Bass was killed during a robbery. He even had a few good leads, including descriptions of the attackers provided by Bass' 11-year-old niece. The killers locked her in the bathroom minutes before the shooting.

    Despite six months of tough work, the leads dried up. Cassell said he still thinks about the case almost every day. "You hope somewhere along the line you're going to get a break," he said. "You try not to let these things get personal. But they are to me."

    Anyone with information concerning a cold case is asked to call Cassell at 410-290-0050.

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