I had forgotten about Ankush Gupta, the young man who (in 2008) somehow ended up in the Inner Harbor and drowned. Almost immediately the police were suspicious, but had few leads.
Today (8/31) I have been notified by Detective Randy Wynn that an arrest will be made shortly. The culprit: an 18-year-old local skateboarder looking to grub a cigarette.
According to a relative, Gupta did not even smoke.
Thanks to Justin Fenton at the Baltimore Sun.
A Boyds, Maryland man fell into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and apparently drowned. According to an autopsy, he was not drunk. This occurred in the early morning hours of August 27th.
His name is Ankush Gupta, 22 years old.
Ankush was entering his junior year at the University of Maryland College Park after spending two years at Montgomery College. He was on a full electrical engineering scholarship and was hoping to someday work at NASA.
As reported on 8/29/08, Baltimore Police is investigating the death as suspicious.