Juvenile Arrested For A Murder In Brunswick

He’s being charged as an adult.

Juwaun Terry Steward (Photo from Brunswick Police Department)

Brunswick, Md (KM) A suspect has been arrested for a murder in Brunswick earlier this year. Juwaun Terry Stewart, 17, of Brunswick is charged as an adult with the January 17th death of Tammy Sue Coates, 61. Stewart had been in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services on a separate offense since shortly after the investigation into Coates’ death began.

Police say on January 22nd, 2024, they responded to a home in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue for a cardiac arrest. Coates’ daughter told officers¬† she found her mother deceased inside the home. Authorities say the death appeared suspicious, and an investigation began.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy, and ruled the death a homicide. Detectives say the victim had multiple injuries,¬† and there was evidence of a sexual assault.

Based on DNA evidence, Brunswick Police have charged Stewart with 1st-degree murder, 1st-degree rape, 1st-degree assault, 1st-degree burglary, home invasion and felony theft.

Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation, and anyone who has additional information on this homicide is asked to contact Brunswick Police at 301-834-9101, and reference case number #2024-00770.

By Kevin McManus