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Abandoned vehicle belonging to suspected killer of Maryland judge found: ‘Just a matter of time’

Authorities on Saturday found a silver Mercedes they say was driven by the suspect wanted for killing Maryland Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson.

Officials confirmed during a press conference Saturday that a resident discovered the vehicle driven by Pedro Argote, the suspected killer of Judge Wilkinson, in a wooded and remote area around 11 a.m., and alerted police.

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office have located the vehicle belonging to the man suspected of fatally shooting a Hagerstown judge this week.  (The Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

Argote car was a silver 2009 Mercedes GL 450 with the Maryland registration of 4EH0408.

Washington County Sheriff Brian Albert said that the resident found the vehicle in a remote area and that the car could have been abandoned there last week.

Washington County court records show that Wilkinson presided over a judgment hearing in Argote’s divorce case stemming from 2022 on Thursday. The next hearing was scheduled for Oct. 31.

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a breaking news writer for Fox News Digital and Fox Business. 

She is a native of Massachusetts and is based in Orlando, Florida.

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