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Former Police Commissioner's Daughter's Murderer Caught  

By Donny Moses, Public Affairs Office
Monday, November 10, 2008; 8:39 am

Joseph Bonds

On June 27, 2008, Nicole Sesker, step-daughter of former Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm, was found dead in the 3500 block of Garrison Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.

An autopsy report showed that Sesker had been killed by means of asphyxiation. With the suspect(s) still at large, detectives were baffled as to who committed such a heinous crime.

After a lengthy investigation, Detective Todd Corriveau developed a suspect.  However it was DNA evidence, collected at the crime scene that enabled Detective Corriveau to close the case.

On November 6, 2008 at approximately 10:00 am, Joseph Antonio Bonds (35), of the 3500 block of Garrison Avenue was arrested in downtown Baltimore by the Homicide Operations Squad.  Relative to this case, detectives questioned Bonds and ultimately charged him with 1st degree murder.  Bonds now await trial in Baltimore Central Booking.

Updated: 12/01/08; 8:34 am

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