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Lenny Harris: Police looking for more evidence

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Armed with new information, Prince George’s County police homicide commanders ordered a massive search of an area next to the Beltway at the foot of the Wilson Bridge.

Linwood Johnson was arrested and charged with taking part in Lenny Harris' slaying. (Booking photo)

For hours Wednesday morning and early afternoon, recruits and crime scene investigators looked for evidence connected with the murder of Alexandria activist Lenny Harris.

Police won’t comment officially, but according to sources, they are acting on clues provided by 49-year-old Linwood Johnson.

Johnson was arrested Tuesday after he confessed to being involved in Harris' murder and the disposal of his body in a well in Fort Washington, police say.

Detectives do not believe Johnson is the actual triggerman and are still looking for the two men caught on camera using Harris' ATM card shortly after his disappearance last September. Authorities also think Harris was abducted in Alexandria near the REC center where he was last seen.

Antonio Taylor, who spoke near the Charles Houston REC Center, said Harris was like a father to him.

Taylor says Harris was devoted to young people and the community. He believes Johnson confessed because of a guilty conscience and he hopes the others involved are feeling the same emotions and come forward.

“I know one thing, he ain’t done nothing wrong to nobody,” Taylor says. “So for someone to even want to hurt Lenny, it’s like, why? Everybody wants to know why.”

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