Towson resident Timothy Patrick Callanan, 26, was arrested on Saturday evening, Sept. 12, in southeastern Georgia in connection to the homicide case of Mason Leigh Moldoven. An outstanding arrest warrant had been issued for the suspect last week by the Baltimore Police Department.

Timothy Patrick Callanan

The remains of Moldoven, 28, were found on Sept. 3 behind her residence in the 1100 block of Gorsuch Ave. in the Better Waverly neighborhood. She was stabbed to death.

According to media reports, police received a tip from the State’s Attorney’s Office saying that an individual called and reported that a friend had killed another friend at the house. Moldoven recently moved into the residence and lived there with several other people, according to neighbors. 

Deputies from the McIntosh, Ga., County Sheriffs Office arrested Callanan after a high-speed chase on Interstate 95 in Georgia.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Callanan initially ran a stop sign, leading to the chase involving Darien, Ga., police officers and McIntosh County Sheriff’s deputies. Callanan wrecked his car in nearby Liberty County.

Callanan was pulled from the car alert and conscious. He was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah for treatment.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Baltimore Police Warrant Apprehension Task Force helped with tracking Callanan to Georgia.

Callanan was transported to the McIntosh County Detention Center. He is currently waiting for extradition to Maryland.

Mason Leigh Moldoven (Photo courtesy of Sol Levinson & Bros.)

According to his Facebook page profile, Callanan, who went by the first name of Timmy, is a 2012 graduate of Loch Raven High School and attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Moldoven is listed as one of his Facebook friends.

Moldoven’s virtual funeral service was held on Sept. 8, officiated by Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg of Beth Am Synagogue in Reservoir Hill, with eulogies delivered by Moldoven’s aunts and close friends. (It can be viewed at https://bethambaltimore.org/connect/videos/.)

In his eulogy, Rabbi Burg described Moldoven as “a beautiful life, a beautiful person. Twenty-eight years is not enough. … She loved life and she loved people. She didn’t see the bad in people.”

Moldoven is survived by her mother, Tracie Samuels, her grandparents, Chesca (late Barry) Stein and Mitchell (Peggy) Samuels, her aunts, Kayla Stein and Shelby Stein, and her adored dogs, Freckles and Jackson.

Moldoven’s family has asked that all memorial contributions be sent to Mission: Wolf, P.O. Box 1211, Westcliffe, Col., 81252, or https://missionwolf.org/ .