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Police: Grandson Suspected in Double Homicide, Found in Oklahoma

Matthew Long, the 31-year-old grandson who has been missing after his grandparents were found dead in their Sudbrook Park home, is in a hospital.

UPDATE (11:40 a.m.) It's the day of Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper's funeral, but there's one family member who won't attend the 11 a.m. service in Dorchester County.

Matthew Long, their 31-year-old grandson, is now a suspect in the double homicide but is currently in an Oklahoma hospital, according to a news release from Baltimore County police.

"Detectives have traveled to Oklahoma as part of this investigation," the release states. "Matthew Long has not been interviewed yet due to his medical condition, but detectives are now considering him a suspect in the murders."

The elderly couple was found dead in their home at 800 Olmstead Road on Monday. They had suffered traumatic injuries and homicide detectives were investigating.

Police say they believe the couple died Saturday.

Vaughn Pepper was 87. He and his wife, Marjorie, 85, had lived in Sudbrook Park since 1965.

Long had been living with them, but was missing when their bodies were found.

Vaughn Pepper was a Maryland State Trooper for 30 years, and had served in the Army during World War II.

During the derecho this summer, a tree fell on the Peppers' home. Their home underwent renovations after that.

They were members of in Pikesville.

Read more about the Sudbrook Park crime:

Monday, Sept. 10:

Tuesday, Sept. 11:

Tuesday, Sept. 11: Police Identify Grandson of Pikesville Couple Found Dead

Wednesday, Sept. 12: Homicide Victim Served in Army, State Police

Wednesday, Sept. 12:

Balt Observer September 14, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Just out of curiosity, why is storm damage to their house relevant to the story of their murder?
Matt September 14, 2012 at 06:20 PM
In all likelihood, probably not relevant at all. I bet the reporter needed a minimum number of words to get this to press.
robby September 14, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Apparently attempted suicide, but failed, unfortunately (if guilty).
Polly September 16, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Again I write how truly, deeply saddened I am of the brutal murder of this elderly couple. I can't even imagine the torture they went through especially knowing it was there grandson (allegedly).
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