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Daily Real Estate News  |  May 29, 2007  |   Practitioner Found Dead at House Trying to Sell
The body of a real estate practitioner was found shot to death in the basement of a Bowie, Md., home he was trying to sell, the Prince George County Police reported.

A builder who came to the house to inspect remodeling work found Samuel D’Costa in the basement with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. D’Costa was an associate with RE/MAX Sails Inc., in Berwyn Heights, Md.

Family members said his wife last saw him on Wednesday when he rushed out the door, saying he had a lead on an interested buyer for the home.

"He usually tells [his wife] exactly where he's going, when he's going to be back, but he was in such a hurry that day, he didn't tell her much about where he was going to be," his sister-in-law Anna Quiah said.

Police say they have no suspects at this point. Police also found the charred remains of D'Costa's car less than four miles away from the home.

Source: Baltimore Sun, Madison Park and Ruma Kumar (05/27/07)

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