MURDER USA: Inari Molin charged with 1st-degree murder of Brian Gifford; beaten to death and left in a vehicle
GLEN BURNIE, MD. – A Lothian man was found dead in a pickup truck from what the Medical Examiner says was trauma to the body and ruled a homicide on July 27, 2019, and a homeless man, who now has an address in the Anne Arundel County Jail, has been charged with his murder.
Anne Arundel County Police reported that on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at approximately 4:43 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Aquahart Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland for a body found in the truck.
The truck was located in a parking lot which is the scene of a car show each Saturday. A strong odor had brought bystanders to peer inside the truck and see the body and called the police.
Officers the corpse and called EMTs who confirmed the condition of the person, now identified to be Brian Gary Gifford, of 6153 Southern Maryland Blvd, Lothian, Md., to be deceased.
This must have been a gruesome discovery during this current hot summer with temperatures in the 90s almost every day. Police said the body was in the truck for quite a while which makes it a mystery as to why the Fire and EMS folks were called to put the final word of ‘deceased’ on a badly decomposing body.
The vehicle that the remains were in was related to an active missing person’s investigation.
The missing person had last been seen or heard from on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The Anne Arundel County Police took a missing person’s report on the adult male on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The Missing Persons Unit was actively tracking down leads in regard to the missing person.
The Anne Arundel Police Homicide and Evidence Collection Unit responded to the scene in an attempt to positively identify the male remains and also determine if foul play was involved. The vehicle was secured and processed where several items of evidentiary value were collected.
Anne Arundel Police say that Homicide detectives have conducted multiple canvasses in the area of the homicide and surrounding streets and in the process harvested surveillance camera videos that were valuable as evidence.
Police were then able to confirm that Brian Gary Gifford was murdered on July 17, 2019, which they say coincided with his disappearance.
Personal items of Gifford which were taken as he was robbed and murdered were able to lead them to a person of interest that they later charged with the brutal beating death of Gifford.
Inari Ramiar Molina, (DOB 04/07/1995) a twenty-four-year-old male was pinpointed as the culprit and Detectives then executed search warrants throughout the week which included that of DNA evidence.
As detectives and crime lab technicians evaluated the evidence, they concluded that Molina killed Gifford.
On Friday, August 2, 2019, the Anne Arundel County Forensics Services Section worked throughout the day and evening analyzing the forensic evidence.
Police say that preliminary results of the investigation reveal the crime was a random act of violence and not a targeted incident.
On Saturday, August 3, 2019, working in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County States Attorney’s Office Homicide detectives secured an arrest warrant charging Inari Molina with First- and Second-Degree Murder, First- and Second-Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Robbery, and Reckless Endangerment.
Inari Molina was already in the custody of the Anne Arundel County Detention Center after being arrested on Thursday, August 1, 2019, and for Violation of Probation where he is currently being held without bond.
On March 4, 2019, charges of trespassing on private property were dropped by Anne Arundel States Attorney.
The Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If people with information wish to remain anonymous, they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police TipLine 410-222-4700.
Gifford’s wife, Cynthia Rene Gifford filed court documents seeking a divorce in Anne Arundel Circuit Court on June 5, 2019.