On May 29, 2011, the victim left her Anne Arundel County home at roughly 2:30 p.m. to drive to Baltimore City to meet Kenneth Todd Brunetti,
purportedly to attend a cookout together. In January of the same year, the two found each other on Facebook and rekindled a friendship that had begun in high school.
Less than four hours later, at 6:19 p.m., the victim's body was discovered in Leakin Park by a woman jogging along the Gwynns Falls Trail. She had been shot one time in the head and killed.
Two days later, the police arrested Brunetti at a motel in the 5800 block of Reisterstown Road, where he was observed getting into the victim's missing car. He also was in possession of the victim's stolen bank card.