BALTIMORE– A Westminster man is accused of murdering and dismembering his father and leaving him on the side of a road in Carroll County on Sunday evening.
Ravi Pansuriya, 29, is charged with first and second degree murder in the death of Maganbhai Pansuriya, 59.
The remains ofon the shoulder of Medford Road and Route 31. The local doctor was allegedly stabbed 38 times and dismembered, prosecutors say.
The Carroll County state’s attorney said there “didn’t appear to be anything that triggered (Ravi)” and called the crime a “vicious and brutal murder.”
Prosecutors told the judge he had been stabbed 38 times.
Ravi Pansuriya lived with his parents and is the general manager of Best Western in Frederick, his public defender confirmed in court Tuesday.
Documents obtained by WJZ reveal the father was reported missing after he failed to return from work, and his body was found along the road in several blankets and a “runner” style rug. A similar rug is said to have disappeared from his home.
As MPs responded to a missing person call on Westminster Road, 911 dispatchers received a call reporting the body found.
The man was also wearing gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt, similar to what his wife said he was wearing when he left the house earlier in the day.
Deputies said possible human flesh was on the rear bumper of the SUV Ravi Pansuriya was driving, along with a doormat with what appeared to be blood.
When the house on Westminster Road was searched, suspected blood was found throughout the house, including the bathroom and garage.
Numerous tools were found, which also appeared to have blood, tissue and hair on them, according to the charging documents.
An Ozark Trail hatchet was found at the house, and officers traced it to the Walmart where it was purchased and learned that Ravi Pansuriya was the buyer.
Ravi Pansuriya’s clothes, captured on CCTV, were found bloodied in his bedroom. Residents along Medford Road in Carroll County believed the road closure was weather-related.
They were stunned to learn it was for a murder investigation.
“And, then, to find out, no, it was much worse. Much worse,” Ed Tracey said.
Judge Erin Danz called Ravi Pansuriya a “significant risk to public safety”. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 2.