Jefferson Homicide Suspect Held Without Bond

FREDERICK, MD – Chris Lee Myers, 39, of Jefferson, Maryland waived his right to a bond review this afternoon in Frederick District Court. Maryland State Police have charged Myers in connection with the death of his girlfriend Wednesday in Frederick County.

Chris Myers is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree assault. He was arrested by Baltimore Police on Wednesday on unrelated traffic and drug violations. He had been held at the Baltimore City Detention Center until being transported to Frederick County.

According to a preliminary investigation, relatives of the victim, identified as Heather Williams, 24, of Jefferson, Maryland, had reported her missing at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when she did not arrive at her relatives’ residence as expected. Investigators said Williams’ vehicle, a 2017 Ford Fiesta, was not at her residence on the 4500 block of Jefferson Pike when relatives went to check on her and eventually found her deceased inside the residence.

Myers, who shared a residence with the victim, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department at approximately 6 p.m. after being stopped for a traffic violation in the area of Frederick Road in the city. He was driving Williams’ vehicle at the time of his arrest. A search warrant of the vehicle revealed several items in the car with what appeared to be blood stains on them. MSP Troopers interviewed the Baltimore officer who made the arrest, who said that Myers was acting unusual and very nervous.

Williams’ body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.  The case remains under investigation. State’s Attorney Charlie Smith asks that “anyone with information that would aid in the investigation and a prosecution of this case please come forward”