During the mid-afternoon hours of Nov. 30, 2010, the Calvert Control Center received an emergency call from an individual who was hunting in Calvert Cliffs State Park in Lusby. The hunter and two companions came upon a vehicle—a silver 2009 Ford Focus—parked in a lot off Camp Canoy Road. Inside the vehicle was a woman who appeared unconscious and unresponsive.

Personnel from the Maryland State Police (MSP), Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland Natural Resources Police and emergency medical responders were dispatched to the location. The woman, later identified as Sandra Renee Long, 41 of Lusby, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her death was ruled a homicide and police have never publicly stated how she was murdered.

One year later, Long’s murder remains unsolved but MSP is continuing its investigation. The case is being handled by the state agency since Long’s vehicle was found near a state park.

The lead investigator, Sgt. David Sexton, reported he was in Lusby Wednesday, Nov. 30, “handing out fliers and speaking with hunters who utilize the Calvert Cliffs public hunting property where Sandra Long and her car were found. We are continuing our investigation, however, there have been no new tips since the spring.”


Sexton added that investigators are hoping to find a match for the “traceable evidence from the crime scene.”

 Police confirmed that Sandra Renee Long was last seen alive Monday morning, Nov. 29, 2010.

Through fund-raising efforts, Long’s family and friends have raised money, offering a reward for information regarding her murder.

The Sandra Long Memorial Fund Hotline number is 301-653-5449.

Anyone with information is also encouraged to call the MSP barrack in Prince Frederick at 410-535-1400.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com