Two Things That Don’t Go Together: the Suspect and the Sketch

By NADIA PFLAUM

A huge relief: A man has been charged in the killing of 25-year-old Brandon C. Fauntleroy-McDowel (click here for the police complaint). Fauntleroy-McDowel’s slaying caught the metro’s attention because it was downtown, it was random, and it happened to an unmistakably good guy. Fauntleroy-McDowel was a grad student, a fraternity brother, a mentor, a good employee at State Street and, judging by the Facebook tributes that popped up the same Tuesday of his death, a great friend.

But if Marlan Epps hadn’t turned himself in, would anyone have recognized him from the KCPD’s sketch?

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