Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit have arrested and charged the man who they say is responsible for the death of 10-year-old Kami Ring. The accused is identified as Richard Madden, 29, of the 100 block of Waibel Road, Port Deposit. Madden is charged with first and second degree murder, first degree assault, and first degree rape. After consultation with the Office of the Cecil County State's Attorney, Madden was arrested on Thursday, June 13 about 5:30 p.m. He was being held at the Cecil County Detention Center for violating his probation stemming from prior drug charges.
The body of Kami Ring of Charlestown was found in a field across the street from the home Ring was visiting on Waibel Road. Madden was one of the three residents living in the home. Crime scene analysts, working closely with the homicide detectives, gathered evidence from the field where Ring was fond and from the home where she was visiting.
Biological evidence linked Madden to the murder of Ring, Autopsy results reveal the cause of death as blunt force trauma and asphyxia. Investigators determined there is no biological connection between Madden and Ring. The
grandparents, who also reside at the Waibel Road home, are not biologically related to Ring. They are the parents of Madden. Shortly after 11 a.m. on June 10, troopers from the North East Barrack responded to the 100 block of Waibel Road, Port Deposit, when Ring was reported missing. A resident of the home called 911. Police were told the child was last seen inside the home on the evening of June 9 when it was assumed that Ring had gone to bed.
Police learned that Ring had been staying at the Waibel Road home when she disappeared. Her body was found at 6:20 p.m. on June 10 in a field near a shed about 60 yards from the home. A motive for this murder remains unknown. The investigation is continuing.