On the day of October 31st, 2008, 16 year old, Annie McCann of Fairfax, Virginia climbed into her parents white Volvo, drove to Baltimore and was later found dead behind a dumpster in the Perkins Homes complex that lies between Little Italy and Fells Point. The Volvo was recovered 5 blocks away. The Police investigation determined that 5 youths, “found” the car parked next to the dumpster with a lifeless Annie in the Back seat. They removed Annie’s body from the car and left her behind the dumpster. They then went joy riding in the Volvo. The conclusion of the autopsy, incredibly enough was that Annie died from an overdose of Lidocaine, an ingredient in the antiseptic topical solution, Bactine. I believe that they straight out declared that she had indeed ingested Bactine. It’s hard to believe that anyone could succumb from such a thing but as you can see from this photo, Annie was slightly built.
The police concluded that Annie committed suicide. Their investigation revealed that she had written at least 3 suicide notes that were then X’d out and crumpled up and thrown under her bed. She did leave a note that outlined her unhappiness. I am not certain if that note was deemed a “suicide” note but it is clear that she was troubled.Why drive to Baltimore? Why and how does she ingest bactine? Did she get in the backseat voluntary? Why drive to a low-income apartment unit, essentially “the projects”?
There was also a police sketch released of a woman who was apparently seen with Annie around Little Italy in the hours before her death. I personally believe that this is a red herring. Here is the sketch.It has been nearly 3 years since this tragedy. The conclusions just don’t seem real and I’ve heard no new news.