Stepson accused of killing stepdad, posting selfie with body, identified by police

- Authorities have identified a man they said killed his stepfather in Bowie and then posted a selfie with his body on social media Saturday morning.

Prince George’s County police responded a home on Dalby Court at about 8:45 a.m. to investigate a man who was found dead.

When officers arrived at the scene, they said the victim, identified as 65-year-old Ronald Pikney, was found suffering from apparent trauma.

Pikney was pronounced dead at the scene and the medical examiner’s office ruled his death a homicide caused by asphyxiation.

Investigators said they determined the suspect was Pikney’s stepson, identified as 38-year-old Navar Beverly, who fled the scene in a van.

Officers spotted Beverly’s van on Hampton Park Boulevard and said he attempted to flee police.

Authorities chased the van and said the pursuit came to an end at the intersection of Central Avenue and Devonwood Drive.

After a brief foot pursuit, police said Beverly was taken into custody.

Detectives said their preliminary investigation revealed Beverly and Pikney had a history of disputes, both verbal and physical.

Beverly has been charged with first and second-degree murder. He was being held without bond.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925.

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