“Domestic Dispute” Ends in Murder of Liberian Woman in USA

The late Alice Dennis, wife of Ruel Dempster II and mother of two.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect 

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Ruel Francis Dempster II, age 30, of the 3600 block of Bel Pre Road, for the first-degree murder of his wife, Alice Mino Dennis, age 34, of the same address.  Now, investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating Dempster II.

On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 11:04 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911 Center) received a call to check Dempster II and Dennis’ welfare, the Police said in a release.  The complainant, a family member of Demspter II and Dennis, had been unable to contact them for several days.

Officers responded to the couple’s Bel Pre Road apartment and located Dennis deceased on the kitchen floor. She had suffered trauma to her upper body.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore ruled her death a homicide.

Montgomery County Police have issued an arrest warrant for Ruel Dempster II in connection with the murder of his wife, Alice.

Dempster II, the victim’s husband, could not be located.  Detectives noted that many of his personal items were gone from the apartment.

Through investigation, Major Crimes detectives have determined that Dempster II murdered his wife after a domestic dispute. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Investigators are seeking information from the public regarding the whereabouts of Dempster II.  Detectives have received information that Dempster II was seen in Baltimore on the afternoon of April 17.

Sources suggest that he may have fled the U.S. to avoid prosecution. Both the Dennis and Dempster II have their roots in Liberia, a likely destination whose criminal justice system requires enhanced political and financial influence to bring criminals to justice.

Anyone with information about Dempster’s whereabouts is urged to call the Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000 (24/7 line) or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Callers may remain anonymous. 

Meanwhile, friends of the late Alice Dennis have set up a Gofundme account to raise money for her funeral.


  1. Wow, even the Montgomery police knows about our failed justice system. “Both the Dennis and Dempster II have their roots in Liberia, a likely destination whose criminal justice system requires enhanced political and financial influence to bring criminals to justice.”

  2. I am not surprised to hear that a Liberian killed his Liberian wife. May her soul rest in peace. Thank for posting this article. Will forward for update.

    • Like only Liberians kill their Liberian wives. You’re “not surprised” as though only Liberians do and have done this. No other nationalities have this tendency, only Liberians.

  3. This man is dangerous in the society, hopefully no one is keeping him from going to report himself to the authority. Domestic violence is not good in any relationship.

  4. Our sympathy to the bereaved family. We hope Mr. Dempster, II will be apprehended soon and brought to justice.

    Moses, this article was written by a Liberian who knows about the failed justice system in Liberia. The Montgomery Co. police knows nothing about the Liberian Justice system.

    • Even if the Montgomery County knew something about the fail system, what big deal about that? If I wanted to know something about the justice system in Brazil, all O need to do is do some research…

  5. He should turn himself in or be reported to the police.no one has the right to take the life of another human being.At this age why should there even be domestic violence.

  6. U coward turn yourself in, when u r apprehended and thrown in prison, I prayer that those guys will have a feast with you, punk

  7. Whilst there is no such thing as a “global arrest warrant”, there is however extradition treaties between countries, i.e. where countries agree to extradite wanted persons (generally for major crimes, such as murder) back to the country where the crime was committed. The International Criminal Court and INTERPOL issue what are called “Red Notices” which provide police agencies with information regarding that person’s criminal history. Red notices are not warrants, but notify law enforcement agencies about the status of wanted persons, should they wish to take action (though they are not obligated to do so)… but one would hope that if such a ‘notice’ is issued, and if Liberia wants to be taken seriously upon the world stage, then it should lend its weight to extraditing Mr. Ruel Francis Dempster II back to the USA for investigation and trial in Court of Law.
    The USA and Liberia have had an Extradition Treaty agreed & signed between them since November 1939.

  8. May your soul rest in peace beautiful sister​. I hope everyone knows that we are all visitor in this world and some people think is their.

  9. This is an unfortunate situation. Domestic violence at leads to death of another person is not exclusive to any one community. Why the surprise? This man should be found and turn over to the justice system for prosecution.


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