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Professor Is Found Dead In Her Home

(Washingtonpost) An American University accounting professor was found slain inside her Montgomery County home Monday morning, and detectives think she might have been killed by a burglar, according to police officials and law enforcement sources.

The professor, Sue Ann Marcum, 52, had trauma to her body, police said, but they declined to be more specific about her injuries. She was found in the lower level of her red brick house in the Glen Echo area by a friend who had become concerned and went to check on her.

Described by neighbors, colleagues and students as energetic and caring, Marcum had taught at AU's Kogod School of Business since 1999. Before that, she served as the tax director for the circus company Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, a position she often referenced in the classroom.