Detectives still need help solving 2009 cold case

Posted at 1:53 PM, May 23, 2022 and last updated 1:05 PM, June 14, 2023

BALTIMORE COUNTY (Scripps News Baltimore) — Baltimore County Detectives are still working to solve the 2009 homicide of Daniel Ho Coverston.

These detectives are interested in hearing from people who frequently visited the area near the Alameda Shopping Center where a payphone was located.


They think the person who made the call from that phone may have been the same person who entered his apartment and killed him as he was resting from his surgery.

Family members remain hopeful this case can be solved.

In 2016, Metro Crime Stoppers announced a reward for $15,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

On February 14, 2009, Daniel Coverston’s friend entered his apartment to check on him as he recovered from surgery for a detached retina.

When he entered, he expected to see him resting face down, but Coverston didn’t respond when his friend called out to him.

After investigation, officers determined he was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and declared dead at the scene.

The only clue investigators found was that the last phone call he received came from a nearby phone booth.