News Release, Prince George’s County Police Department

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives charged a woman for killing her neighbor in the Town of Bladensburg. She is identified as 73-year-old Chun Yong Oh of the 5900 block of Emerson Street. She’s charged with the murder of 82-year-old Hwa Cha Pak of Bladensburg.

On September 8th, at approximately 7:15 am, officers with the Bladensburg Police Department responded to an apartment building in the 5900 block of Emerson Street for a welfare check. They located the victim suffering from upper body trauma in a garden in the back of the building. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals Oh and the victim had been in a dispute prior to the murder. Oh struck the victim multiple times with a brick. Oh then called 911 to report the murder.

Oh is charged with first and second-degree murder. She’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides in the Town of Bladensburg.

If anyone has information on this case, they are asked to please call our detectives at 301-772-4925.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)  Please refer to the case 19-0052660.

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