2 charged in murder of Takoma Park man

Two people have been arrested for the murder of a 73-year-old Takoma Park man last year.

Police have charged 49-year-old Hussain Ali Zadeh and 68-year-old Larlane Brown with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the death of Cecil Brown.

Brown was found dead in the backyard of his home in the 800 block of Colby Avenue on August 4, 2014. The medical examiner determined the cause of his death was due to blunt force trauma.

Both suspects were arrested Thursday afternoon at Baltimore-Washington International Airport after Zadeh was detained by customs as he made his return to the United States. Brown was taken into custody after she was there to pick up Zadeh.

Police have not given a motive for the murders.

Zadeh and Brown are being held without bond.

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