Scott Horn Biography – Wiki
Scott Horn, a retired FBI investigator, was found dead in his yard on March 16, 2017, with “major trauma” to his upper body, and his death was ruled a homicide, the Baltimore Sun reported. After a lengthy investigation, Horn’s wife, Anne Reed Allen, was arrested on June 30, 2017, and charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and use of a handgun in a violent crime.
Scott Horn’s age is unknown.
Ex-FBI Investigator’s Murder has Been Solved
The investigation found that Horn had been shot and beaten and his body was found covered by a tarp and a pile of firewood behind his home in Laurel, Maryland. Authorities learned there was a history of domestic violence between Horn and Allen that included criminal charges and protective orders, and at the time of Horn’s death the two had filed for divorce, the Sun reported.
After a three-week trial in late 2018 that primarily revolved around circumstantial evidence, Allen was acquitted of the murder of her ex-husband. The Prince George’s County state attorney’s office said they were disappointed with the outcome, but did not comment further on the case, which remained open at the time, the outlet wrote.
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No Further Arrests Have Been Made in Horn’s Death
Shortly after Allen’s arrest, another individual was arrested and charged with Horn’s murder. Jason Allen Byrd of Westminster was arrested and charged with murder in the first and second degree, conspiracy to commit murder and use of a pistol in an act of violence, the Baltimore Sun reported at the time.
According to the Washington Post, the indictment documents said Byrd and Allen were in a romantic relationship and Byrd received a text message from Allen the day Horn was found dead thanking him for being his “muscle man” of him. These documents also indicated that Byrd and his truck were seen at Horn’s home the day his body was found. At the time of his arrest, Allen’s lawyers said the two were “friends from work” and that their relationship was only platonic, The Sun reported.
Byrd was eventually released and the charges were dropped for lack of evidence. While authorities said the case remained open after Allen’s acquittal, no further arrests were made in connection with Horn’s death. During Allen’s trial, his defense attorneys argued that Horn was not well-liked by his neighbors and he was also known to carry large amounts of money, the Baltimore Sun wrote.
Horn’s Children Reported Him Missing
On March 16, 2017, Horn’s children reported their father missing after their daughter suspected that he was not calling her in the morning, as he used to do. Later that night, Horn’s son found her body under a tarp and firewood in the backyard of the house in Laurel, Maryland.
Authorities learned that Horn had been shot in the neck, but it was not fatal. The former FBI investigator was later beaten to death and suffered severe trauma to his face and upper body, Distractify wrote. Authorities were unable to find any DNA evidence at the scene pointing to another person.