On today’s date the Frederick County Grand Jury indicted Ronnie Lynwood Winkler, 08/27/1974, of Baltimore, Maryland of one (1) count of first degree murder in the death of Shneara Boone. Boone’s body was found in the rear compartment area of an SUV parked in the 500 block of E. South Street on September 5, 2008. Information from the autopsy indicated she died of asphyxiation and had been deceased for approximately 4 to 5 days before being discovered.
The indictment is a result of several months of intense investigation by Detectives Jerry Morales and Kevin Forrest, along with great assistance and cooperation from the Baltimore City Police Department’s homicide division. Investigators developed Winkler as a suspect within several weeks of Boone’s death. Over the past nine (9) months, investigators utilized a wide variety of technological resources that linked Winkler to the crime.
Winkler is currently being held in Baltimore County awaiting trial on several rape charges and a separate murder charge.