News Release, Anne Arundel County Police Department
Homicide detectives were gaining intelligence that Edwin Javier Hurtado-Valdez had fled the country and went to Mexico. Armed with this intelligence Anne Arundel County Police began disseminating wanted flyers to the southern United States. On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 the State Police of Tamaulipas Mexico in Nuevo Laredo Mexico reached out to United States Law Enforcement advising Edwin Hurtado-Valdez may be in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico which is located on the U.S./Mexican border of Laredo, Texas.
Homicide detectives coordinated efforts with U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities where Edwin Hurtado-Valdez was taken into custody by the State Police of Tamaulipas Mexico that evening without incident.
Once in custody the suspect waived extradition back to the United States where the U.S. Marshals took custody of him. In the following weeks it is expected Edwin Hurtado-Valdez will be extradited back to Anne Arundel County to face the charges related to the murder of Mr. Briggs and Mr. Queen. Homicide detectives continued their search for his wife, Cambria Sieck, who was wanted for being an accessory after the fact in regards to the double murder. Intelligence has led detectives to believe she had also fled the state to avoid apprehension from law enforcement authorities.
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Fugitive Apprehension Team (FAT) working with the homicide detectives were able to convince Cambria Sieck’s family to have Cambria turn herself in. On Friday, March 29, 2019 just after midnight, Cambria Sieck responded to the Anne Arundel County Police Eastern District and turned herself over to homicide detectives. She is currently incarcerated at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a no bond status. There is no mugshot of Hurtado-Valdez at this time.
We will not have one until after he is brought back to Anne Arundel County for processing. Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If anyone with information wishes to remain anonymous, they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
The OCME performed autopsies on Mr. Queen and Mr. Briggs. The OCME determined the cause of death for each was multiple gunshot wounds with the manner being homicide. Homicide detectives continued working throughout the days and nights following up on all leads. Multiple witnesses were interviewed where a description of the suspect and suspect vehicle were developed. On Monday, March 25, 2019, the suspect vehicle was located in the 8000 block of Sexton Road, Pasadena, Maryland. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle where suspected evidence related to the murders of Mr. Briggs and Mr. Queen was located on the outside and inside of the suspect’s vehicle.
As detectives pieced together the physical evidence combined with the witness statements a suspect was developed. Homicide detectives working in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office secured arrest warrants for two subjects involved in the murders of Mr. Briggs and Mr. Queen. Homicide Detectives charged Edwin Javier Hurtado-Valdez, a nineteen-year-old male from the 3700 block of Tenth Street, Brooklyn Maryland, with two counts of First and Second Degree Murder, Two Counts of First and Second Degree Assault, and Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime.
The second suspect was identified as Cambrea May Lynn Sieck, the wife of Edwin Javier Hurtado-Valdez. She is an eighteen-year-old female also from the 3700 block of Tenth Street, Brooklyn, Maryland. Information was developed she assisted the suspect with secreting evidence and helping him flee the area after having knowledge he was involved in the double murder. Cambria Sieck was charged with two counts of Accessory After the Fact. The two wanted suspects are believed to be in the company of one another at this time. The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone coming in contact with them should call 911 immediately.
Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If anyone with information wishes to remain anonymous, they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
On Sunday, March 24, 2019 at approximately 4:53 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the 300 block of Highland Drive, Glen Burnie, Maryland for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival officers located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds lying in the parking lot. Fire Department personnel attempted lifesaving procedures but the male was pronounced deceased on scene. The victim was positively identified as Antwon Elijah Queen, a twenty year old male from the 500 block of Baltic Avenue, Brooklyn, Maryland.
A second adult male victim was discovered in a room located within an apartment complex also in the 300 block of Highland Drive. Fire department also pronounced the male victim deceased on scene. The victim was positively identified as Antwan Troy Briggs, a twenty four year old male with no fixed address. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, March 25, 2019 to determine the exact causes and manners of their deaths.
Anne Arundel County Homicide Detectives and Evidence Technicians responded to the scene where numerous items of evidentiary value were collected. A comprehensive canvass of the area was conducted where several witnesses were located and interviewed. Preliminary information suggests this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence.