TRAPPE, Md. (WDVM) — Maryland State Police are searching for a Winchester, Virginia, man who they say murdered a woman in Talbot County, Maryland, on Christmas Eve.

31-year-old Mauricio Juarez is suspected of fatally shooting 33-year-old Marta Merina of Trappe, Maryland. Shortly after 6:15 a.m. on Christmas Day, police were called to the 2900 block of Howell Point Road in Trappe for a report of a shooting. Police found Merina outside of her home with an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

31-year-old Mauricio Juarez of Winchester, Va. is wanted by Maryland State Police for his connection to a Christmas Eve murder in Talbot County, Md.

Investigators believe the two knew each other prior to this incident and believe Juarez is traveling in a white GMC Sierra truck and are warning people to not approach him as he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who may have information about where Juarez could be is urged to call Maryland State Police Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101.