Hours after ELSAG North America announced the newest product in its line of digital ALPR Systems, DC area police reported they received a major break in the high-profile murder of American University professor Sue Ann Marcum because of the technology.
Thirteen hours after the Montgomery County Police discovered Marcum's body, an alarm from a recently installed LPR camera alerted police that her missing Jeep was in the area. Officers were dispatched to the site of the alarm and apprehended an 18-year-old suspect after a chase.
“Our prayers are with the Marcum family that this major break in the case will lead to the apprehension and conviction of Professor Marcum's murderer,” said ELSAG North America CEO Mark Windover. “This scenario proves the effectiveness of our LPR systems. We are dedicated to providing the law enforcement community with the best products to assist them in their mission and ability to bring justice to cases like the murder of Professor Sue Ann Marcum.”
The deployment of the new cameras are part of a Homeland Security grant, providing 31 jurisdictions in the National Capitol Region with US $3.2 million for LPR equipment.