Staff Writer A 25-year-old man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of a former Oneonta resident, according to detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division in Gaithersburg, Md. Lindsay Marie Harvey, 25, died of a gunshot wound between 1 and 2 a.m. Sunday, police said. She had been walking from her car through a parking lot to her nearby apartment, according to police, who said robbery was the motive. Montgomery County Police said that through information received from concerned citizens, Shawn M. Henderson, of Virginia Avenue in Landover, Md., was identified as the person who shot and killed Harvey, and he was arrested. ``It is a relief to know they have a suspect in custody,’’ said Maggie Barnes, director of community affairs at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta. Harvey’s mother, Deb, has worked at the hospital for 30 years as a registered nurse, Barnes said Tuesday, and the staff, who saw Lindsay grow up, is ``heartbroken.’’ Harvey, an Oneonta High School alumna, studied biology at Binghamton University and graduated in 2003. She worked as a DNA analyst for the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner’s System and worked in the mitrochondial DNA section. She joined the laboratory in 2004, and her work was instrumental in identifying many of those killed in past conflicts, including the Vietnam War, Korean War and WWII, according to a statement from her employer. Harvey was a valued member of the DNA team, it said. ``Her professionalism, work ethic, warmth and love for life will be greatly missed by all worked with her on a day-to-day basis,’’ the statement said. ``Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends as they struggle with the tragedy of her loss.’’ Paul Stone, a spokesman for the lab, said Harvey had been socializing with friends from the office Saturday night before she was murdered. Grief counselors were available to Harvey’s colleagues, who weren’t able to speak publicly about their loss, he said. At about 2 p.m. Sunday, fire and rescue crews went to check on the report of an unconscious person found behind a Dumpster in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 700 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard in Gaithersburg. Rescue personnel found the body to be unresponsive and notified police, and officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department along with 6th District Montgomery County Police officers went to the scene. An investigation revealed that Harvey had returned home after socializing with friends Saturday night, police said. She had parked her car about 90 feet from the Dumpster, which is located between where her car was parked and her apartment. Detectives learned that the sound of a single gunshot from the area of the Dumpster had been heard by several residents, who had not initially contacted police. Detectives said several items were missing from Harvey’s purse. The preliminary report from the medical examiner’s office determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound, and the manner of death was homicide. Detectives continue investigating to determine if other individuals were involved in this homicide.

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