On January 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm, the Maryland State Police Barrack in Prince Frederick received a call from concerned family members regarding the whereabouts of Amanda Lynn Foster, 27 of Lusby. Foster’s family had not heard from her in several weeks and attempts to contact her by phone were unsuccessful. Troopers responded to her residence on San Jose Lane in Lusby to contact her and check her welfare. No one was at the residence, however the Troopers learned that Foster’s truck was observed parked at a residence on HG Trueman Road in Lusby. Troopers responded to the residence and found Foster’s boyfriend, John Warren Gibson, Jr. 25 of Lusby. Gibson advised that he had dropped Foster off at a convenience store in California, St. Mary’s County on January 30th and had not heard from her since.
Detective Rich from the Calvert Investigative Team was called to assist in the investigation. Based on conflicting information discovered in Gibson’s account of recent events, he was taken to the C.I.T. offices for questioning. Additional CIT personnel, Sgt. Jones, Sgt. Naughton, Trooper First Class Hunt and Detective Mudd were called to assist in conducting follow up investigation.
During Gibson’s interview, he provided information about killing Foster on January 12th during an argument at the home they were sharing on San Jose Lane. During the argument, Gibson stabbed Foster in the chest. He then placed her body in a trash can, loaded it in the victim’s truck and drove to St. Mary’s County where he hid the trash can in a wooded area south of Leonardtown.
Troopers and Deputies from CIT took Gibson to St. Mary’s County this morning where he directed them to the victim’s body. CIT investigators met with Troopers and Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) at the scene. Foster’s body was recovered and taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
Detective Rich of CCSO and Sgt. Jones of MSP are continuing the investigation at this time. Anyone with additional information can contact them at (410)535-1600 ext. 2765 or 2455. Press inquiries can be directed to Lt. Stephens or D/Sgt. Paton at (410)535-1400