Wife Seeks Answers in Bel Air Man's Death

A Bel Air man was found dead June 14 outside his apartment building in the 800 block of Old English Court.

Police are investigating the June 14 death of a Bel Air man, and his wife is desperate for answers.

Titus Onuoha was found dead outside his apartment in the 800 block of Old English Court in Bel Air on June 14.

Onuoha's wife, Joy Onuoha, said detectives told her that her husband suffered trauma to the back of his head and neck, and she believes her husband met a violent end.

A police spokesman would not say if the injuries were related to foul play.

"It’s still under investigation," Sgt. Jim Lockard with the said. "Right now it’s pending the autopsy results from the medical examiners office."

Joy Onuoha said her husband was living by himself in the Bel Air apartment for work reasons while she and their four children, ages 13, 12, 6 and 3, stayed in Texas.

She said her husband arrived home from work and she knows from talking to acquaintances that he took part in a conference call from about 9-11:48 p.m. June 13.

She explained her husband, a U.S. citizen, was working out details in the call for a fundraiser benefiting the Nigerian town he and his wife are from.

"Around 3 a.m. [neighbors] heard commotion in the apartment," Joy Onuoha said.

About four hours later police were called to the apartment building.

"An anonymous caller had called that my husband was laying in the grass of the lawn of the apartment complex," Joy Onuoha said.

She said her husband was pronounced dead at in Bel Air a short time later.

"Every day I feel worse, knowing he is not coming back makes me feel terrible," Joy Onuoha said.

Onuoha said her husband was a kind, quiet man who loved his family and was satisfied with his job working as a geologist on .

"My husband he loves his family, he loves me, he loves his children, he’s not going to kill himself he has a lot to live for," Joy Onuoha said.

She went on to say that her husband was strong and healthy and finds it unlikely that he fell out of his apartment window.

"I do not know what happened to him and it’s more scary."

Lisa Church Weaver June 26, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Joy, i hope you find answers soon and i really hope they find who did this ASAP!!! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!!!
Peggy June 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Have to wonder why this was not all over the local News?
Jessica Hagy June 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Joy, I myself have experienced the same sort of loss as yourself. My children's father was murdered, and his life was also taken in the same town. You may not know exactly what happened, but sometimes its best you dont. The Bel Air PD also worked our case, and they will keep you as informed as possible. As time goes on, he will give you the signs that you need to know that he is ok, and at peace. Just keep him close to your heart, and allow him to live on through your children. I pray that the monster who did this is caught, and punished. Even though justice is never enough,it will never bring him back to you or your children. Just know as a person whom has experienced the same type of situation 2 years later I still have my good days and bad. You will never get over it, but it does get easier to deal with. I'm sure he was an amazing person, just remember to keep him close. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Just stay strong not only for yourself but your children as well. They need you the most right now, especially since they are too little to understand. My children were also very small when they lost their father 5, 2, and unborn.
Monica June 27, 2012 at 12:24 AM
A man is murdered in Bel Air and no media was informed? What is happening to our town?
Joy July 03, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Thanks. Pls keep us in your prayers. I love my husband. His children are missing him. He was a good man.


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